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Everest: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

— by ELI COLON —

Universal Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for director Baltasar Kormakur’s upcoming survival drama “Everest.”

Inspired by real events and written by Mark Medoff (“Children of a Lesser God”) and Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”), the movie focuses on two different expeditions that struggle to survive while climbing the world’s tallest mountain.

As you’ll see in this featurette, Kormakur didn’t rely on green screen or visual effects to recreate the Everest conditions — the crew actually traveled to Nepal and shot on real mountains in deadly serious weather. (CONTINUED)


Freeheld: Three Posters and a Trailer

— by ELI COLON — Back in 2007, Cynthia Wade directed the Oscar-winning short film “Freeheld,” a documentary following New Jersey police lieutenant Laurel Hester and her same-sex domestic partner, Stacie Andree. The partnership endured for six years until Laurel received a terminal cancer diagnosis. Laurel became especially concerned about Stacie’s future when she realized […][...]


Michael B. Jordan to lead Just Mercy

— by ELI COLON — Michael B. Jordan may be diving head first into franchise fare with next month’s “Fantastic Four,” but it appears that he’s not leaving his dramatic roots behind. Variety is reporting the actor has signed on to star in an adaptation of Bryan Stevenson’s award-winning memoir “Just Mercy: A Story of […][...]


Review: Mr. Holmes

— by RON WILKINSON — An aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) is still solving cases despite galloping senility gaining on his senses by leaps and bounds. Apparently, even fictional heroes are subject to time and tides, as the magnificent background of the white cliffs of Dover would suggest. At Sherlock’s side is his juvenile sidekick, […][...]


Simon Kinberg reviving Logan’s Run remake

— by ELI COLON — Writer/producer Simon Kinberg is one of the luckiest guys in Hollywood. He’s not only heavily involved as a writer/producer on the “X-Men” franchise, including the currently-in-production “X-Men: Apocalypse,” but he’s also involved with Fox’s “Fantastic Four” and “Deadpool” movies, co-writing the script for the former. And he also scripted Disney’s […][...]


Seth Gordon in talks to direct Baywatch film

— by ELI COLON — “Baywatch” is something of a TV institution. Despite being canceled by NBC after only one season, thanks to David Hasselhoff’s dedication (along with “Baywatch” exec producers Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and Greg Bonann), the show then ran in syndication for another 10 years, playing in 148 different countries. Talk of […][...]


Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials: New Trailer

— by ELI COLON — 20th Century Fox has released the second trailer for “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” the follow-up to the hit YA adaptation “The Maze Runner,” which followed a group of teenage survivors trapped in a mysterious containment facility known as The Glade. Now that they’ve escaped, and learned the truth of […][...]


Review: Court

— by RON WILKINSON — Writer/director Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut feature film is more allegory than story. The characters in the movie almost hover above the meanings developed from scene to scene. On the surface, “Court” is a film about a performing artist who is arrested for causing the death of a sewer worker. In subsequent […][...]


Rosamund Pike joins High Wire Act

— by ELI COLON — Director Brad Anderson (“The Machinist,” “Session 9”) has not been in the spotlight lately, but that may finally change with his next project, as Deadline is reporting “Gone Girl” star Rosamund Pike is set to join previously-announced Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” “Million Dollar Arm”) in Anderson’s political action-thriller “High Wire […][...]








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