Midway 2019

Lionsgate released the first look at Roland Emmerich’s World War II epic Midway, with a teaser for the pic that the studio picked up in a mega deal during the last Toronto Film Festival. It’s been slated for a November 8, 2020 release — that’s Veterans Day, so a four-day opening for the action pic that will bow under the Summit label.

Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Ed Skrein, Aaron Eckhart, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas, Luke Kleintank, Keean Johnson, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano and Jun Kunimura lead the cast. Wes Tooke penned the script, which relates the story of the June 1942 Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II.

The film cost a reported $100 million, and is looking at a P&A spend upwards of $35 million. The teaser today shows off the scope of the action in the film, similar in shock-and-awe value to previous Emmerich-Mark Gordon collaborations Day After Tomorrow and 2012.

Gordon’s The Mark Gordon Co. and Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment this one, with Emmerich and Harald Kloser producing with Gordon and MGC’s Matt Jackson. Bona Film Group came in as a co-financier when the pic launched sales at the Cannes market and has distribution rights in China.

 

Personally, can’t wait for this one.

 

3:10 to Yuma 2007

 If you like westerns, this is an interesting story. Catch Russell Crowe still at the top of his best years.

Russell Crowe plays a desperado whose accomplices stage an ambush after he is taken into custody by a determined local sheriff in this remake of the 1957 film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. James Mangold directs a script based on the Elmore Leonard short story and penned by Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas.

Sons of Liberty 2015

In celebrating our fight for freedom from a tyrannical King, this is a true story of just a small portion that helped out nation become independent.  I thought this series was excellent.  Rent or stream if you can.  The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America. Based on true stories.

Intro

Trailer

 

 

Sam Adams Speech to Congress

The Outsider 2002

The Outsider 2002.  Starring Tim Daly and Naomi Watts.

A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a

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cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded. 

It never was presented as a remake of Angel and the Badman 1974 but it’s very similar.

I loved this movie enough to make a 3 part video of the story, shown below.  I watch my DVD yearly.

 

 



Cold Mountain 2003

Based on the novel by Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella’s star-studded Cold Mountain is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War. Jude Law stars as Inman, a young soldier who, despite an injury, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada (Nicole Kidman) awaits. In Inman’s absence, Ada befriends Ruby (Renée Zellweger), who helps her keep up her late father’s farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting folks. Also starring Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Seymore Hoffman, Cold Mountain features original music by Jack White of the White Stripes.  Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
On Netflix this month
Adult Situations, Brief Nudity, Sexual Situations, War, Violence

 

 

 

Cold Mountain (2003)

 R

154 min. – Adventure | Drama | History

Awards

Won 1 Oscar Award. Another 18 wins & 101 nominations

Damsel 2018 – First photos from Comedy Western

Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska
 DAMSEL will air both at Sundance and Berlin Film Festival. It sees Robert Pattinson playing Samuel, a wealthy and influential pioneer who traveled across west American Frontiers to marry love of his life Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). Along the journey, he was aided by a drunkard and a miniature horse named Butterscotch. As Samuel continued on his quest, he encountered many obstacles and soon the lines between heroes, damsels and villains are blurred.
Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska play the happy couple
Damsel hits both Berlin and Sundance next month!

Winchester (Creepy) with Helen Mirren

TRAILER, POSTER AND PHOTOS

New trailer, photos and poster have been released for period set thriller horror WINCHESTER in which Helen Mirren plays the famous heiress to the gun production empire.
WINCHESTER out next February, sees Helen Mirren staring as the wealthy recluse who feared she was being haunted by the souls of people who were killed by the Winchester Repeating Rifle. Following the deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the never ending construction of an enormous  mansion with more than 160 rooms, complete with staircases that lead nowhere, designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. When sceptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate Sarah, he learns that her obsession might not be so insane after all.  The Queen Anne Victorian style house, whose construction began in 1884 and continued until Sarah Winchester’s death on September 5, 1922, can still be seen in California and it is a big tourist attraction.
The movie and the ghosts are out next month

 

The construction of the house continued for almost 40 years
Jason Clarke plays the doctor sent to check if Lady Winchester is mad