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First trailer for Roman Bondarchuk's Karlovy Vary title 'Volcano' (exclusive)

First trailer for Roman Bondarchuk's Karlovy Vary title 'Volcano' (exclusive)
The film will premiere in the East of West competition.

Screen can exclusively reveal the first trailer for Volcano, Roman Bondarchuk’s drama-comedy that will have its world premiere in the East of the West competition at the 53rd Karlovy Vary Film Festival (June 29-July 7).

In the film, a series of coincidences leaves Lukas, an interpreter for a military checkpoint inspection tour, stranded near a remote Ukranian village. He finds shelter at the home of a colorful local named Vova (Victor Zhdanov), who guides him through an anarchist universe beyond his imagination.

The lead role of Lukas is played by
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Karlovy Vary Film Festival Reveals Competition Lineup

Ten world premieres will be among the 12 films competing for the Crystal Globe at Central and Eastern Europe’s premier film festival, Karlovy Vary, organizers have announced.

Official Selection titles will include leading Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude’s “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians,” an exploration of nationality and national trauma; Argentine Ana Katz’s family drama “Sueno Florianopolis”; and Canadian filmmaker Sebastien Pilote’s “The Fireflies Are Gone,” the story of a rebellious teen relationship.

A standout performance by Caleb Landry Jones dominates Peter Brunner’s dark Austro-American drama “To the Night,” while two filmmakers returning to Karlovy Vary present “noticeably more poetic new films”: Russia’s Ivan Tverdovsky (“Zoology”) will screen “Jumpman,” while Israeli director Joseph Madmony brings his third premiere to west Bohemia, the drama “Redemption,” co-directed by cinematographer Boaz Y. Yakov.

Czech Republic-based filmmaker Olmo Omerzu will screen a
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‘Mowgli’ First Trailer: Andy Serkis Explains Why Pushing Back His Dark ‘Jungle Book’ Two Years ‘Worked Out for the Best’

‘Mowgli’ First Trailer: Andy Serkis Explains Why Pushing Back His Dark ‘Jungle Book’ Two Years ‘Worked Out for the Best’
Hollywood is no stranger to parallel thinking — or parallel movies, as evidenced by a slew of similar films that hit the big screen around the same time, from “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact” to “Volcano” and “Dante’s Peak,” even “Striptease” and “Showgirls.” Rudyard Kipling’s classic story “The Jungle Book” was headed to a similar fate in 2016, when Disney and Warner Bros. both set release dates for their own (very different) movie versions of the oft-adapted tale.

Eventually, the Andy Serkis-directed “Mowgli,” the darker of the two films, moved to October 2018, while Jon Favreau’s more light-hearted “The Jungle Book” opened in April of 2016, making almost a billion dollars in the process. But don’t worry about Serkis’ film — which features a stacked cast of performance-captured talent, including Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, Jack Reynor, and Serkis himself — which is set to open later this year,
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Jimmy Nickerson Dies: Veteran Hollywood Stuntman On ‘Rocky’, ‘Raging Bull’, & Dozens Of Others

Jimmy Nickerson, a veteran Hollywood stuntman who performed and/or coordinated stunts on more than 70 films and TV shows spanning 30-plus years, has died. He was 68. He died May 4, but no other details were available. A 1985 inductee into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame, Nickerson’s long list of stunt credits includes Rocky, Rocky II, Raging Bull, Lethal Weapon, Gladiator, Waterworld, Fight Club, True Lies, Last Action Hero, Batman & Robin, Con Air, Volcano, Crimson…
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Jimmy Nickerson Dies: Veteran Hollywood Stuntman On ‘Rocky’, ‘Raging Bull’, & Dozens Of Others

Jimmy Nickerson, a veteran Hollywood stuntman who performed and/or coordinated stunts on more than 70 films and TV shows spanning 30-plus years, has died. He was 68. He died May 4, but no other details were available. A 1985 inductee into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame, Nickerson’s long list of stunt credits includes Rocky, Rocky II, Raging Bull, Lethal Weapon, Gladiator, Waterworld, Fight Club, True Lies, Last Action Hero, Batman & Robin, Con Air, Volcano, Crimson…
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Bradley Cooper Now Making A Leonard Bernstein Biopic, Bringing the Bernstein Biopic Count to 2

Bradley Cooper Now Making A Leonard Bernstein Biopic, Bringing the Bernstein Biopic Count to 2
Hollywood has Leonard Bernstein fever! Bradley Cooper is now planning to direct and star in a Leonard Bernstein biopic. This will be he second Bernstein biopic in development, as Cary Fukunaga is making one starring Jake Gyllenhaal. In a move that recalls the glory days of dueling meteor movies Deep Impact and Armageddon and dueling volcano flicks Volcano and Dante’s Peak, […]

The post Bradley Cooper Now Making A Leonard Bernstein Biopic, Bringing the Bernstein Biopic Count to 2 appeared first on /Film.
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Tickets to See Broadway's Best Beach Party, Escape To Margaritaville, Starting at $49

From last year's Tony Award-winning director Christopher Ashley and music's favorite storyteller Jimmy Buffett comes 'the feel-good musical that finds the joy of living in the moment' Chicago Sun-Times. Escape To Margaritaville is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including 'Fins,' 'Volcano,' 'Cheeseburger in Paradise' and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia 'My Name is Earl,' 'Raising Hope' and Emmy nominee Mike O'Malley 'Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless', this electrifying new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine Come From Away, Rock of Ages and directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley Come From Away, Memphis.
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Blu-ray Review: Threads Still Destroys

In 1984, a television movie played by the BBC scarred an entire generation. Directed by Mick Jackson (who went on to direct Chattahoochee, The Bodyguard, and Volcano) and written by Barry Hinds, Threads is a docudrama that portrayed the probable after-effects of a nuclear war. This includes the de-evolution of civilization, such as the loss of language, and the horrifying effects of fallout and nuclear winter. Threads stars Reece Dinsdale (Coronation Street), David Brierly (Doctor Who) and Karen Meagher in her debut, as the hapless, working-class Sheffield, England residents who must deal with the nightmare that is nuclear war. Performances are so real that you forget you're watching fiction, which is surely the point in a film like this. A great deal of research with consulting scientists such as Carl Sagan...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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X-Men Producer Wants to Bring Mutants Into the Marvel Movie Universe

X-Men Producer Wants to Bring Mutants Into the Marvel Movie Universe
20th Century Fox has maintained control of the X-Men franchise for almost 20 years, since the first X-Men hit theaters in 2000, but lately there has been talk of the mutants finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While nothing is set in stone yet, there has been talk all month that Disney is negotiating to buy 20th Century Fox, a deal that would put the 20th Century Fox Marvel properties like X-Men and Fantastic Four under the same roof as Marvel, but what would longtime X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner think about her beloved franchise joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Here's what she had to say during a recent interview.

"Well, I wish. I would love it, I would love it. But it's not for me to say."

If this deal does actually happen, it will mark a reunion between Lauren Shuler Donner and her former protege, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
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Predator: 9 Unforgettable Moments from Alan Silvestri’s Soundtrack

With the Arnie classic enjoying a one-day re-release to mark its 30th anniversary, Sean Wilson unpacks the secrets of Predator’s genre-defining score…

It’s a very good time to be an Alan Silvestri fan at the moment. Not only is the veteran Back to the Future composer assigned to both Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (both released next year), but one of his pivotal soundtracks is now back in the spotlight.

Composed in 1987 Predator remains one of the defining moments of Silvestri’s career, not to mention one of the most memorable soundtracks for an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. The film itself, currently enjoying a one-day re-release to mark its 30th anniversary, needs little introduction: an unfeasibly macho, jungle-based thriller about a group of highly skilled military operatives who are picked off one by one by a camouflaged alien killer from another world.
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Worldwide Exclusive: Wesley Snipes On His Character In ‘Armed Response’

This week sees the release of Armed Response, the explosive new action movie starring Wesley Snipes, alongside WWE superstar Seth Rollins and rock legend and producer Gene Simmons. To celebrate, we have a worldwide exclusive clip featuring Snipes talking about his character and why he took on the role.

A team of Special Forces experts led by Isaac (Snipes; The Expendeables 3, Blade II) investigate a high-tech military compound known as The Temple. When they discover an earlier military team who have been horrifically slaughtered in the deserted facility, the mission suddenly changes focus to survival by any means necessary, as it becomes clear they are not alone…

Also starring Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco, Volcano) and David Annable (TV’s Brothers & Sisters, 666 Park Avenue), Armed Response is the perfect dose of WWE-flavoured supernatural action for all fans of a hard-hitting smackdown!

Check out our exclusive clip below.

Armed Response is out
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Win Wesley Snipes Starrer ‘Armed Response’ On DVD

On DVD and download from Monday 23rd October is the action film Armed Response, the new movie starring Wesley Snipes, alongside WWE superstar Seth Rollins and rock legend and producer Gene Simmons. To celebrate the release, we have three copies to give away on DVD.

A team of Special Forces experts led by Isaac (Snipes; The Expendables 3, Blade II) investigate a high-tech military compound known as The Temple. When they discover an earlier military team who have been horrifically slaughtered in the deserted facility, the mission suddenly changes focus to survival by any means necessary, as it becomes clear they are not alone…

Also starring Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco, Volcano) and David Annable (TV’s Brothers & Sisters, 666 Park Avenue), Armed Response is the perfect dose of WWE-flavoured supernatural action for all fans of a hard-hitting smackdown!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question.
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Wamg Interview: Actor John Carroll Lynch – Director of Lucky

Actor John Carroll Lynch first caught the attention of moviegoers in 1996 when he played Frances McDormand’s husband in Fargo (“People don’t much use the three-cent stamp”). A native of Boulder, Colorado, Lynch spent the next decade popping up in supporting roles in a variety of films including Volcano, Face/Off, and Gothika. It was his chilling, scene-stealing turn in David Fincher’s Zodiac in 2007 that made moviegoers really take notice and when he went from being ‘that Norm Gunderson guy’ to ‘John Carroll Lynch, – dynamic character actor’. Lynch continued to impress in roles on the big screen in films like Gran Torino, Shutter Island, Jackie (where he played Lyndon Johnson), and The Founder, where he played one of the McDonald brothers. On the small screen he’s entertained audiences as John Wayne Gacy on American Horror Story and even had his own stand-alone episode of The Walking Dead.
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Exclusive: Sandra Oh and Anne Heche on 'Catfight,' Fight Scenes and Fighting for Roles

Exclusive: Sandra Oh and Anne Heche on 'Catfight,' Fight Scenes and Fighting for Roles
Writing out the plot of Catfight makes it sound absolutely insane: The satire stars Sandra Oh as wino trophy wife Veronica and Anne Heche as failed artist Ashley, one-time college frenemies who run into each other years later and end up in a brawl that leaves Veronica comatose. Two years later, she wakes to find that she's lost everything and Ashley is now thriving. The two re-meet, another brawl ensues, Ashley goes into a coma and everything changes...again. There is also a war on terror, a not-so-subtle Trump diss, and a character called the Fart Machine. Then again, when you have a chance to watch the indie film (out March 3), it is that insane. Et sat down with the stars for a freewheeling discussion about their movie, why Oh doesn't want to talk about Grey's Anatomy and losing roles to each other.

Watch: Sandra Oh Says She Has 'No Plans' To Return to 'Grey's Anatomy'

Et:
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Denial movie review: a film for the resistance

MaryAnn’s quick take… A terrific legal procedural about defending factual truth and smacking dishonest sowers of doubt. An essential film for our era of “alternative facts.” I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Not all opinions are equal,” says historian Deborah Lipstadt in Denial. “The Earth is round, the ice caps are melting, and Elvis is not alive.” And six million Jews really were killed by the Nazi death machine in World War II, which is the pertinent point of this riveting docudrama. This is the true story of the 2000 libel trial in which Lipstadt, a professor at Atlanta’s Emory University who specializes in Holocaust history, was forced to defend herself against professional Holocaust denier David Irving, who didn’t like that she dared to cast him
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Mick Jackson interview: Denial, The Bodyguard, Donald Trump

Simon Brew Jan 27, 2017

Director Mick Jackson on Denial, Donald Trump, directing films, and how he followed The Bodyguard...

Mick Jackson has lived through several chapters of his directorial career. His background was television, in particular the stunning Threads, and his classy adaptation of Chris MullinsA Very British Coup. Then he went to Hollywood, directing the likes of L.A. Story, The Bodyguard and Volcano.

He’s been away from cinema for a while, courtesy of some intriguing television projects. But he returns to the big screen this weekend with Denial, a classy courtroom drama that brings the story of Holocaust denier David Irving’s infamous libel action to the cinema. We snagged a chat with him ahead of its release, with the promise of further conversation about his 90s output at a later date too.

Can you talk us through this particular film, and why you wanted to bring it to the big screen?
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Bloody Birthday (1981)

Blame The Bad Seed (1956) for every murderous moppet that has skipped across the screen in subsequent years. Village of the Damned, The Omen, The Good Son, The Children, and many more have explored the taboo of killer kiddies. One of the oddest of the bunch is Ed Hunt’s Bloody Birthday (1981), a ridiculously fun turn with not just one, but three mini-Mansons on hand to clean up the schoolyard.

Well, that’s a bit of a misnomer, as our rascally trio tends to focus on grown ups, what with their stupid rules against homicide and premature burial. (Don’t worry – one of the protagonists is a classmate who is put in mortal danger. All’s fair.) Bloody Birthday was rolled out twice; first in limited release in April of ’81, and then in ’86 (also limited release). The film made its money back but didn’t earn any good grace from critics
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The Weekend Warrior 9/30/2016: Deepwater Horizon, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Masterminds

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

While the new movies reigned at the box office this past weekend, both Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven (Sony) and the animated Storks (Warner Bros.) didn’t fare nearly as well as our projections, both falling short by about $10 million. The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, fared decently with $34.7million, which is about the average for Washington’s films, but the fourth highest opening for a Western after last year’s The Revenant, the animated Rango, and Cowboys and Aliens. Storks’ $21.3 million opening wasn’t great compared to other animated September releases with Sony still holding the September opening record with Hotel Transylvania 2, but it should continue to do well with no other animated movies opening for another month.
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The 33 | 2015 AFI Film Festival Review

Mountains May Depart: Riggen Reenacts Devastating Chilean Mining Collapse

Mexican director Patricia Riggen makes a curious departure with her third feature, The 33, a studio backed reenactment of the infamous Chilean mining collapse projected worldwide by the media. The world watched in eerie anticipation as thirty-three men waited patiently to be excavated from the bowels of the earth, stuck for an astounding sixty-nine days together in a mining shelter reservoir with a space allotted for thirty. It was one of the most notable world news headlines in 2010, and with all of the men eventually brought to safety in mid-October, they also provided inspiration for Halloween group themed costumes everywhere. If such a move was moderately silly (or tactless) at the time, this Hollywood treatment seems equally exploitative as it mines for thrills akin to the glut of disaster themed studio extravaganzas of the 1970s. Riggen seems committed to humanizing these
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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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