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Film Review: ‘Beirut’ is a Superbly Tense Geopolitical Thriller

Chicago – The psychological desperation of life-or-death decisions are in play within “Beirut,” the new geopolitical thriller featuring Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”). The various mazes within the story, set during the Lebanon civil war of the 1980s, is comparative to “Casablanca,” especially through the world-weary expression of Hamm’s character.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The writer is Tony Gilroy, who specializes in creating story mazes within films like ‘Michael Clayton” and the Jason Bourne series. “Beirut” works primarily on an emotional level, with flecks of revenge, sorrow and time-bomb-ticking personal connections that are destined to explode. The geopolitical nature of the film is rooted in the 1982 Jordanian conflict, which split the decimated title city into “zones,” that placed enemies literally blocks from each other. Like Rick in the film “Casablanca,” the character that Jon Hamm portrays is motivated outside of any heroism, but is eventually brought into a situation that makes his assignment a saving grace.
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'The Mechanism': TV Review

Netflix has always had a soft spot for the success of Brazilian director Jose Padilha's Narcos, because it set in motion one of the streamer's ideals: international production and content that could be made and exported all over the world, but was essentially homegrown.

It's no wonder they returned to the prolific writer and director (7 Days in Entebbe, RoboCop) for the sprawling, eight-episode series The Mechanism, about massive institutional corruption in Brazil's government, industry and, effectively, endless interwoven connections on both sides of the law. Based on not only a true story but an ongoing corruption case that is still...
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Black Panther Stomps Tomb Raider in 5th Weekend Box Office Win

It was expected to be a close race at the box office this weekend between Marvel's Black Panther, which had won the last four weekends in a row, and Warner Bros.' Tomb Raider reboot. That turned out to be true. However, while Tomb Raider was expected to dethrone Black Panther, that didn't happen, with the Marvel superhero adventure winning for a fifth weekend in a row with $27M, taking down Tomb Raider, which debuted in second with a respectable $23.5M.

With this weekend's big box office win, Black Panther becomes the first movie since Avatar to win its first five weekends in a row, dropping just 33.8% in its fifth frame, with a respectable $7,049 per-screen average from 3,834 theaters, a 108-theater drop from last weekend. This weekend's tally was also good enough to push Black Panther over the $600 million domestic mark, becoming just the seventh movie in history to accomplish that feat.
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‘Black Panther’ Surpasses ‘Tomb Raider’ for Fifth Box Office Crown

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” has maintained its momentum at the domestic box office, winning its fifth consecutive weekend with $27 million from 3,834 locations.

Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” finished second in its opening weekend in line with expectations with $23.5 million from 3,854 sites for Warner Bros. and MGM. The videogame-based action adventure score a B grade from moviegoers in CinemaScore exit polls.

Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions’ faith-based drama “I Can Only Imagine” outperformed forecasts with $17.1 million at 1,629 venues, notching the top per-screen average in the top 10 with $10,476. The studio plans to expand “I Can Only Imagine,” based on the story behind the hit song of the same name, to more than 2,000 sites next weekend.

Disney’s second weekend of time-travel adventure “A Wrinkle in Time” followed in fourth with $16.6 million at 3,980 locations, lifting its 10-day total to $61.1 million.”Wrinkle,” directed by Ava DuVernay, declined by exactly half from its opening weekend.
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‘Black Panther’ Set to Beat ‘Tomb Raider’ in Rare Box Office Five-Peat

‘Black Panther’ Set to Beat ‘Tomb Raider’ in Rare Box Office Five-Peat
Black Panther” will easily rule over Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” reboot at the North American box office this weekend for a rare fifth straight victory, early estimates showed on Friday.

Disney-Marvel’s mega-hit “Black Panther” — which has already grossed $578.4 million domestically in its first four weeks — is heading for about $27 million at 3,942 sites, which would be the fourth-highest fifth weekend gross of all time. It will also become by Sunday the seventh film to hit the $600 million mark.

Warner Bros.-MGM’s “Tomb Raider” took in $2.1 million on Thursday night and is expected to make between $21 million and $22 million from 3,842 locations this weekend. The studio had projected an opening between $23 million and $25 million earlier this week.

Vikander stars as archaeologist Lara Croft, who embarks on a journey to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance. Based on the 2013 game, the film is directed by Roar Uthaug
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Film Review: ‘7 Days in Entebbe’ is Surprisingly Effective

Chicago – What would you expect from an event subject that has been already rendered four times on film, and deals with terrorism, hijacking and government negotiation? “7 Days in Entebbe” contained all of this, and yet still maintained a separate energy and cinematic artistry. In many ways, it’s one of the most surprising films of the young year.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The story combines some very interesting use of cinema with analogous casting. Character actors Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike portray hijackers in conflict, willing to stand up for their leftist beliefs until it comes to actual combat. Actual people are portrayed who were involved in incident (the film is set in 1976), and are treated with a respect to the reality of the situation. The tension of the decision making – should an Israeli task force raid the terrorist camp or should the government negotiate for the release of the hostages? – was
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How Daniel Bruhl Became Hollywood's Every Countryman

How Daniel Bruhl Became Hollywood's Every Countryman
When the hijacking drama 7 Days in Entebbe arrives in theaters today, viewers who recognize actor Daniel Bruhl may not know for sure whether his German accent in the film is real or put on, like some of his British co-stars'. That's because unlike Rosamund Pike or Eddie Marsan, Bruhl is used to playing characters with backgrounds that are not his own.

Over the course of the last 15 years, Bruhl, who is a German national, has played at least nine different nationalities, including Polish (Ladies in Lavender), Spanish and Catalan (7 Days in Havana, Salvador),...
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How Daniel Bruhl Became Hollywood's Every Countryman

When the hijacking drama 7 Days in Entebbe arrives in theaters today, viewers who recognize actor Daniel Bruhl may not know for sure whether his German accent in the film is real or put on, like some of his British co-stars'. That's because unlike Rosamund Pike or Eddie Marsan, Bruhl is used to playing characters with backgrounds that are not his own.

Over the course of the last 15 years, Bruhl, who is a German national, has played at least nine different nationalities, including Polish (Ladies in Lavender), Spanish and Catalan (7 Days in Havana, Salvador),...
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Will ‘7 Days in Entebbe’ bring more awards to this often told story?

The story of how an Air France jet set to fly from Tel-Aviv, Israel to Paris, France was hijacked in 1976 and flown to Uganda has been a surprisingly fertile subject for film and television producers. This week another version of the tale opens in theaters. This work is entitled “7 Days in Entebbe” and stars Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl. Will the new film, which opens March 16, bring more awards to this often told story?

Pike and Bruhl are both familiar to awards voters. Pike received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for “Gone Girl” (2014) and Bruhl competed for a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe and other awards for “Rush” the year before. While early reviews seem somewhat mixed on the quality of this particular version, previous attempts to tell the story have resulted in high awards recognition.

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‘7 Days in Entebbe’ Film Review: Docudrama Revisits a Legendary Israeli Rescue

‘7 Days in Entebbe’ Film Review: Docudrama Revisits a Legendary Israeli Rescue
The 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight full of French and Israeli nationals and the one-shot-in-a-million rescue that then ensued has already inspired a documentary, two made-for-tv movies and one Golan-Globus opus. (I particularly recommend the outrageously cast “Victory at Entebbe” — starring Kirk Douglas, Elizabeth Taylor, Burt Lancaster, Richard Dreyfuss and Anthony Hopkins, among many others — but each telling has its own unique appeal). So with “7 Days in Entebbe,” director José Padilha’s task was simple: Find something new to say about the 1970s most famous air rescue. To that end, he ably succeeds at his goal,...
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‘Tomb Raider’ to Wrestle ‘Black Panther’ at Weekend Box Office

‘Tomb Raider’ to Wrestle ‘Black Panther’ at Weekend Box Office
Could “Tomb Raider” be the film to take down “Black Panther’s” four-week dominance at the domestic box office? It might be too close to call.

Warner Bros. and MGM’s video game adaptation is aiming to strike with $25 million in 3,700 locations. However, if “Black Panther” continues on its stratospheric trajectory, its fifth weekend could also see approximately $25 million.

Alicia Vikander stars in “Tomb Raider” as Lara Croft, who embarks on a journey to her father’s last-known destination, hoping to solve the mystery of his disappearance. Based on the 2013 game, the film was directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons, from a story by Evan Daugherty and Robertson-Dworet. The cast also includes Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Kristin Scott Thomas.

The “Tomb Raider” video game franchise has sold over 45 million copies worldwide. In 2001 and 2003, Paramount’s original “Tomb Raider” films starring Angelina Jolie
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"7 Days in Entebbe"

Sneak Peek footage plus images from the Brit crime thriller "7 Days in Entebbe", based on a true story, directed by José Padilha, starring Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl") , Daniel Brühl ("Captain America: Civil War") and Vincent Cassel ("Black Swan"):

"...in 1976, four terrorists hijack 'Air France Flight 139' en route from Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris, France via Athens, Greece...

"...and hold the passengers hostage after a forced landing in 'Entebbe' Uganda..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "7 Days In Entebbe"...
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'Black Panther' soars in Us as 'A Wrinkle In Time' stumbles (update)

A Fantastic Woman, The Shape Of Water capitalise on Oscar successes.

March 12 Update: Marvel StudiosBlack Panther used a confirmed $40.8m weekend session to leap to $561.7m and seventh in the all-time North American pantheon, as Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time disappointed, and A Fantastic Woman and The Shape Of Water capitalised on Oscar successes.

Buena Vista opened Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time fantasy adaptation based on Madeleine L’Engle’s novel starring Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling at number two on a lacklustre $33.1m from 3,980 sites.

DuVernay becomes the first black woman to direct
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'Black Panther' soars in Us as 'A Wrinkle In Time' stumbles

A Fantastic Woman, The Shape Of Water capitalise on Oscar successes.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther used an estimated $41.1m weekend session to leap to seventh in the all-time North American pantheon, as Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time disappointed, and A Fantastic Woman and The Shape Of Water capitalised on Oscar successes.

Buena Vista opened Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time fantasy adaptation based on Madeleine L’Engle’s novel starring Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling at number two on a lacklustre $33.3m from 3,980 sites.

DuVernay becomes the first black woman to direct a film budgeted at more than $100m.
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15 Films to See in March

As March brings a close to 2017 in cinema with the Academy Awards, there are also a great number of noteworthy 2018 films making their way to theaters, ranging from animated adventures to dark comedies to ambitious blockbusters. Looking further back, in terms of restorations that are touring the country, don’t miss Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, Mind Game, Police Story, and Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day.

Matinees to See: They Remain (3/2), Red Sparrow (3/2), Souvenir (3/2), The Leisure Seeker (3/9), Gringo (3/9), Ramen Heads (3/16), 12 Days (3/16), Keep the Change (3/16), 7 Days in Entebbe (3/16), Roxanne Roxanne (3/23), I Kill Giants (3/23), Game Over, Man! (3/23), Final Portrait (3/23), Salomé & Wilde Salomé (3/30), Outside In (3/30)

15. Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg; March 29)

Synopsis: When the creator of a virtual reality world called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds
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Reliance to release the film '7 Days in Entebbe'

The film '7 Days in Entebbe' is all set to release on March 16. It will be launched by Reliance Entertainment owned by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani. The movie is directed by José Padilha and stars Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl in the lead roles.

7 Days in Entebbe is a riveting thriller inspired by true events, a shocking act of terrorism leads to one of the most daring hostage rescue missions ever attempted in which 248 passengers are unaware of the harrowing ordeal that awaits them.

‘7 Days in Entebbe’ Review: Rosamund Pike Stars in a Hijacking Docudrama that Never Takes Off — Berlinale 2018

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‘7 Days in Entebbe’ Review: Rosamund Pike Stars in a Hijacking Docudrama that Never Takes Off —  Berlinale 2018
The sooner Jared Kushner brokers peace in the Middle East, the sooner we’ll stop being forced to suffer through an endless stream of casually entertaining, cable television-worthy movies about the region’s cyclical violence. Films like José Padila’s “7 Days in Entebbe” — a competent but highly compromised dramatization of the 1976 hijacking of Air France Flight 139 — may not be the most dire consequence of the ongoing turf war between Israel and Palestine, but they’re enough to make you wish that Trump’s beleaguered son-in-law would get to work on the negotiation process, no matter his dubious qualifications.

Actually, when you get right down to it, sending Kushner to get the job done in real life isn’t all that different from sending the director of 2014’s “Robocop” remake to do it on screen. At this point, there’s only so much left to say about the most knotted political conflict in modern history,
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‘7 Days In Entebbe’ Lights A Fuse, But Never Catches Fire [Berlin Review]

An opening slate informs us that the globetrotting thriller “7 Days in Entebbe” takes some creative license with the real-life event it portrays. Every time the location shifts — Athens, Tel Aviv, Entebbe — we’re notified by massive on-screen text that would fit comfortably in a James Bond film. Despite these promising overtures and the pedigree of director José Padilha — best known for the “Elite Squad” films and his contributions to Netflix series “Narcos” — “7 Days in Entebbe” never quite finds its rock ’n’ roll swagger.
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"7 Days In Entebbe"

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Sneak Peek new footage from the British crime thriller "7 Days in Entebbe", directed by José Padilha, starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl and Vincent Cassel, opening March 9, 2018:

"...in 1976, four terrorists hijack 'Air France Flight 139' en route from Tel Aviv, Israel to Paris, France via Athens, Greece...

"...and hold the passengers hostage after a forced landing in 'Entebbe' Uganda..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "7 Days In Entebbe"...
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Berlin: Download THR's Day 4 Daily

The Hollywood Reporter has released its fourth Berlin International Film Festival daily issue, which features: an inside look at how filmmakers are reworking projects to feature more women in roles originally intended for men; embattled South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk addressing accusations against him; and how Jose Padilha’s drama 7 Days in Entebbe is telling a different story than the one Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told of his brother's role in the historic 1976 hostage crisis.

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