Dvd: The Huntsman Winter’s war

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SCREENWRITER

David Koepp

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 The huntman Winter’s war is a 2016 American dark fantasy action adventure film based on characters from the German fairy tale “Snow White” compiled by the Brothers Grimm, as well as “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. Both a prequel andsequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, the film takes place before and after the events of the first film. The film is written by Craig Mazin and Evan Spiliotopoulos and is the directorial debut of Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who acted as visual effects supervisor on the first film.

Reprising their roles from the first film, the cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Nick Frost and Sam Claflin. The film also introduces new characters includingEmily Blunt, Rob Brydon and Jessica Chastain. The film premiered in Hamburg on March 29, 2016 and was released in the United States on April 22, 2016. It received generally negative reviews from critics and was a box office disappointment, grossing just $164 million worldwide against a $115 million budget.

Long before her death, the evil sorceress, Queen Ravenna, (Charlize Theron) learns that her younger sister Freya (Emily Blunt) is not only engaged in an illicit affair with a noblemen Andrew (Colin Morgan), but is also carrying his child. Sometime after Freya gives birth to a baby girl, Freya discovers that Andrew has murdered their child and, and in a grief-fueled rage, Freya kills him with her long-dormant ice powers.

Freya abandons the kingdom and build herself a new kingdom in the north. She orders children to be abducted so as to train them to be fearsome huntsmen to conquer for her, and to harden their hearts so to spare them the pain of losing someone they love. Despite the training, two of her best huntsmen Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain), grow up only to fall in love with each other, secretly marry and plan to escape together. However Freya discovers their secrets. She confronts them and creates a massive ice wall to separate them before forcing Eric to watch Sara be killed by her fellow huntsmen. Eric then was cast out and left to die, only to somehow survive.

Seven years later, and after Ravenna’s death, Queen Snow White falls ill after hearing Ravenna’s Magic Mirror calling her. Because of its dark magic, she ordered it to be taken to the Sanctuary, the magical place that sheltered Snow White during the events leading to Ravenna’s death, so that the mirror’s magic can be forever contained there. Snow White’s husband, William, informs Eric that the soldiers tasked with carrying the Mirror went missing while en route to the Sanctuary. Eric is aware that Freya has been secretly observing their conversation through a mask that projects her consciousness in the form of a magically animated Snowy owl, and he destroys it. Knowing the magic of the mirror can make Freya even stronger, Eric agrees to investigate, but reluctantly allows Snow White’s dwarf ally Nion (Nick Frost) and his half-brother Gryff (Rob Brydon) to come along.

While en route to the last known location of the soldiers, the trio are attacked by a number of Freya’s huntsmen, but are rescued by Sara. Sara reveals that she had been imprisoned by Freya the entire time, only to escape recently. Sara believes she saw Eric running away rather than fighting to get to her, and feels betrayed. Eric tries to convince her that it was a vision conjured by Freya, since he himself saw Sara being murdered. He told Sara he never stopped loving her, however Sara is not convinced. Eventually Sara agrees to work with Eric and the dwarves only to thwart Freya.

Sometime later, the quartet is ensnared in a trap laid out by female dwarves Bromwyn (Sheridan Smith) and Doreena (Alexandra Roach). They convince the female dwarves to help find the Mirror, and the female dwarves lead them to the goblins, whom the female dwarves suspected of taking the mirror. The party fight off the goblins to get to the Mirror, and Eric sacrifices himself to buy time for the party to escape with the mirror. Sara mourns his apparent death, only to see Eric somehow survived. Eric reveals that he had never taken off a medallion Sara gave him as a token of her love.

With the Mirror, the party is about to reach the Sanctuary, only to be ambushed by Freya and her huntsmen. Freya reveals Sara is loyal to Freya all along, and Sara has been using them to find the Mirror. In the ensuing chaos, Nion and Doreena are turned into ice statues, and Sara fires an arrow into Eric’s chest by Freya’s order. Freya departs with the Magic Mirror, but she is unaware that Sara intentionally shot the arrow at the medallion she gave Eric, thus saving him and revealing Sara’s true feelings.

Back in her palace up north, Freya approaches the mirror and asks who is the fairest of them all. The mirror replies by forming a golden liquid, eventually transforming into Ravenna. Ravenna reveals that her spirit is trapped and becomes one with the mirror after Snow White vanquished her, but she is now freed by Freya. Ravenna proceeds to usurp Freya’s rule by preparing Freya’s huntsmen to exact revenge on Snow White’s kingdom, without consulting Freya.

Meanwhile, Eric has infiltrated the ice palace with help of Gryff and Bromwyn. He attempts to assassinate Freya, only to be stopped by Ravenna. When Freya realizes that Sara hadn’t actually killed Eric, she reluctantly sentences them both to death because of Ravenna’s manipulation. However, Eric is able to convince a few huntsmen to rebel, claiming the love of brethren. Ravenna begins to kill the huntsmen. Freya, realizing that she loves her huntsmen, protects them with an ice wall and separating them from the sisters. As Eric, Sara and the rebelling huntsmen climb over the wall to fight Ravenna and Freya, the two sisters argue over the icy kingdom. Freya discovers the Ravenna ultimately caused the death of Freya’s child, so Freya finally turns against her sister. Freya is no match for Ravenna and is stabbed, but with her remaining strength Freya freezes the magic mirror. Eric shatters the mirror, thus destroying Ravenna. As Freya dies from her wounds, she smiles at the sight of a vision of her old loving self, and gladly witnessing Eric and Sara together.

With Freya’s death, all those who had been imprisoned by Freya’s magic are now free, including Nion and Doreena. Meanwhile, a mysterious golden bird flies overhead, hinting that Ravenna’s spirit may still live.

 

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE FILM BEGAN ON APRIL 6, 2015. FILMING TOOK PLACE AT WAVERLEY ABBEY IN SURREY, ENGLAND IN APRIL 2015. FILMING ALSO OCCURRED FROM MAY TO JULY 2015 INWINDSOR GREAT PARK, ENGLAND, AT LOCATIONS INCLUDING SOUTH FOREST, JOHNSON’S POND AND IN THE DEER PARK NEAR SNOW HILL. FILMING WAS ALSO DONE IN WELLS BISHOP’S PALACE AND WELLS CATHEDRAL. IN JULY 2015, FILMING ALSO TOOK PLACE AT PUZZLEWOOD, IN THE FOREST OF DEAN.

On October 8, 2015 it was officially announced, that James Newton Howard would return the score the film, after creating the music forSnow White and the Huntsman. The score album was released on April 22, 2016. Singer Halsey promoted the film by releasing an alternate version of her song “Castle”, along with a subsequent music video, made for the film.

 

The shallows: official trailer

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The shallows: official trailer

 

Cast

Blake Lively as Nancy Adams
Óscar Jaenada as Carlos
Brett Cullen as Nancy’s father
Sedona Legge as Chloe Adams
Angelo José Lozano Corzo as Surfer 1
José Manuel Trujillo Salas as Surfer 2

Director:

Jaume Collet-Serra

Writer:

Anthony Jaswinski

The Shallows is a 2016 American survival horror thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, written by Anthony Jaswinski and starring Blake Lively. In the film, a surfer gets stranded 200 yards from shore, and must use her wits and determination to survive agreat white shark attack. Principal photography began on October 28, 2015 in New South Wales, Australia.

The film was released in the United States on June 24, 2016 by Columbia Pictures, received generally positive reviews from critics, and has grossed over $70 million.

Plot

The film opens with a young boy kicking a soccer ball along the shore of a beach. He finds a GoPro camera attached to a helmet washed up on the surf which he picks up. The video on the GoPro is of a man struggling to get out of the water and onto a reef only to be dragged under and killed by an enormous shark.

Shortly after the death of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach in Mexico to surf, which is also the same beach her mother surfed at after finding out she was pregnant with Nancy many years before. Nancy gets a ride to the beach from Carlos (Óscar Jaenada), a friendly local resident, who refuses to tell her the beach’s name, saying only that it is paradise. After arriving at the beach, Nancy joins two other local residents, and the three surf for several hours.

Taking a break from surfing, Nancy video-chats her sister Chloe (Sedona Legge) to let her know that she is surfing at their mother’s beach. When she talks to her father (Brett Cullen), it is revealed that her mother’s death has caused Nancy to consider dropping out of medical school. The conversation becomes emotional and strained, and Nancy hangs up to catch one more wave in the late afternoon before heading back to her hotel. While waiting for a wave, Nancy notices a largehumpback whale carcass floating about twenty yards away. While riding a wave back to the beach, a large great white shark bumps her surf board, causing her to fall and hit her head on a submerged rock formation. As she surfaces to her board, the shark bites her leg, pulling her under. Nancy crawls onto the whale carcass, where she stays until the shark rams it from underneath. Nancy swims to an isolated reef, where she places a tourniquet on her leg to stop the bleeding. The two locals depart, unaware of Nancy’s situation, leaving Nancy to spend the night on the reef with a wounded seagull, whom she names Steven, after Steven Seagal.

The next morning, Nancy sees a drunk local man passed out on the beach. She gets his attention, but he proceeds to steal her phone, money, and backpack. After noticing her surfboard floating in shallow water, he wades out to retrieve it, only to be torn in half by the shark. Several hours later, the two locals Nancy had surfed with the day before return. They get into the water before Nancy can warn them away, and both are killed by the shark. Nancy retrieves one of the men’s GoPro camera helmet, and after another close attack from the shark, records a message for her father and sister, and then throws the helmet toward the shore.

With high tide approaching, Nancy knows the reef will be submerged soon. After sending Steven Seagull onto the other half of her surfboard and timing the shark’s circles from the whale carcass to the reef, Nancy swims to a nearby buoy, narrowly avoiding the shark by swimming through a group of jellyfish, which sting both the shark and Nancy. Nancy is able to find a flare gun on the buoy, but cannot catch the attention of a passing cargo ship farther out to sea. Nancy shoots at the shark, which catches on fire because of all the whale blubber in the water. The shark begins furiously attacking the buoy, ripping out one of the chains securing it to the ocean bed. Nancy grabs onto the remaining chain. When it also breaks, she lets it pull her down to the ocean floor. The shark pursues Nancy down as fast as possible and is killed when it impales itself on the metal rods of the buoy’s mooring.

The GoPro camera is found floating near the shore by Carlos’ son (the boy kicking the soccer ball from the beginning) who brings his father to the beach. Carlos then finds Nancy floating in the shallows as his son runs for help.

One year later, Nancy and Chloe are going surfing in Galveston, Texas as her father tells her that her mother would have been proud.

Production

Initially Louis Leterrier was to direct, although he dropped out in June 2015, leading to Jaume Collet-Serra being considered for the job. Blake Lively joined the cast in August 2015. Lively was partly inspired by her husband, Ryan Reynolds’, work in the similarly minimalist film Buried, stating “that was one of the reasons why I wanted to take on this movie so much, because I know how tough that was for him and how rewarding it was.

Filming

Principal photography on the film began on October 28, 2015 in New South Wales, Australia.[ Filming also took place at Lord Howe Island. It originally was going to be filmed on the Gulf Coast of Texas near Galveston, but the filmmakers got denied a film permit for safety reasons.

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Movie: The treasure guards

 

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A historic discovery in the Jordanian desert leads an archeologist and a covert operative from the Vatican on a frantic treasure hunt in this globe-trotting adventure from director Iain B. MacDonald (Mansfield Park, The Last Enemy). Archeologist Victoria Carter (Anna Friel) is exploring an ancient temple when she discovers a mysterious parchment that appears to reveal the location of King Solomon’s treasure. Meanwhile, The Vatican catches wind of the remarkable find, and dispatches top Treasure Guard Angelo (Raoul Bova) to prevent the treasure from falling into the wrong hands, like those of Angelo’s slippery half-brother Luca (Volker Bruch) who appears unexpectedly to help out with the hunt. But Luca is the least of their worries, because Victoria’s legendary father Teddy Carter (Andre Jacobs) has been hunting this treasure for decades, and he isn’t about to let anyone – including his own daughter – get to it first.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Television
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Runtime:
92 minutes
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Writers:

Richard Kurti (teleplay), Bev Doyle (teleplay)

This week I recommend you to watch the treasure guards, if you like archaeology, mystery and adventure, this is the movie for you.
Starring the italian actor Raul Bova and the british actress Anna Friel in the role of Angelo and Victoria. The two characters are involved in the research of the seal of Solomon.

Gambit una truffa a regola d’arte: dal 21 febbraio al cinema

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Un film di

Michael Hoffmann 

con

Colin Firth

Cameron Diaz

Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Cloris Leachman, Tom Courtenay, Togo Igawa, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pip Torrens, Anna Skellern, Kenji Watanabe

Sceneggiatura 

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Musiche

Rolfe Kent

Scenografia 

Stuart Craig

Casa di Produzione

Crime Scene Pictures 

Michael Lobell Production


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Foto di scena  

Trama

Il curatore d’aste inglese Harry Deane escogita un elaborato piano per truffare un ricco collezionista d’arte, facendogli acquistare un falso d’autore. Deane arruola la bella texana PJ per fingersi nipote dell’uomo e riuscire nel suo raggiro, ma i suoi piani non vanno come previsto.

 

Produzione

Le riprese cominciarono a Londra nel maggio 2011 sotto la direzione di Michael Hoffmann con un cast che comprende Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci. Le riprese, terminate il 20 luglio seguente, sono state effettuate tra gli Stati Uniti D’America  nella città di Albuquerque, Nuovo Messico ed il Regno Unito, nella città di Londra, dove vengono girate le scene degli interni e dell’aeroporto, e Stratford-upon-Avon, dove girano le scene esterne e della galleria d’arte.

 

Note

In alcune sale cinematografiche la visione del film è programmata dal giorno 21 febbraio 2013 in altre dal giorno 28 febbraio 2013 

  

 

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A film 

directed by

Michael Hoffmann

Starring

Colin Firth

Cameron Diaz

Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Cloris Leachman, Tom Courtenay, Togo Igawa, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pip Torrens, Anna Skellern, Kenji Watanabe

written by

Ethan Coen, Joel Coen 

Music by

Rolfe Kent

Production designer

Stuart Craig

Production

Crime Scene Pictures

Mike Lobell Production

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Plot Synopsis

An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning himinto buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.

 

 

 

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Il principe abusivo: da oggi al cinema

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Il Principe Abusivo

Un film di Alessandro Siani

con

Christian de Sica

Sarah Felberbaum

Serena Autieri 

 

 

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Sinossi

La principessa Letizia vive nello splendido castello di un piccolo principato con suo padre il Re e il ciambellano Anastasio. La giovane è triste e frustrata: i rotocalchi non si occupano di lei e i sudditi la ignorano. Il Re, ordina al Ciambellano di preparare un piano affinché Letizia faccia di nuovo sognare il suo popolo. 
L’imbroglio è presto fatto: fingere di innamorarsi di un povero miserabile Antonio De Biase, napoletano disoccupato e maestro nell’arte dello scrocco, creare lo scandalo e far parlare tutti i rotocalchi…


 

Lo Hobbit: da oggi al cinema

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Dal regista della trilogia de “Il signore delgi anelli”

Lo HOBBIT

 

Da oggi nelle sale cinematografiche 


 

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E’ doveroso, menzionare, J.R.R. Tolkien autore di Lo Hobbit.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien è stato uno scrittorefilologoglottoteta e linguista britannico, spesso abbreviato in J.R.R. Tolkien. Importante studioso della lingua anglosassone, è l’autore del Signore degli Anelli e di altre celebri opere riconosciute come pietre miliari del genere fantasy, quali Lo Hobbit Il Silmarillion.

Lo Hobbit o la riconquista del tesoro (titolo originale: The Hobbit, sottotitolato There and Back Again, cioè “Andata e ritorno“) è un romanzo fantasy scritto da John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. La sua prima pubblicazione risale al 21 settembre 1937. Il seguito di questo romanzo è costituito da Il Signore degli Anelli (The Lord of the Rings), pubblicato tra il 1954 ed il 1955 in 3 volumi.

I suoi libri sono tuttora in testa alle classifiche di vendita in molti paesi. Tale successo è dovuto anche al fatto che Tolkien è stato capace di produrre un’opera dai molteplici livelli di lettura, complessa ma allo stesso tempo estremamente popolare e facile da recepire ai livelli basilari.

 

Il Signore degli Anelli (titolo originale in inglese: The Lord of the Rings) è un romanzo epico fantasy scritto da  John Ronald Reuel Tolkien e ambientato alla fine della Terza Era, nell’immaginaria Terra di Mezzo.

 

Scritto a più riprese tra il 1937 e il 1949, fu pubblicato in tre volumi tra il 1954 e il 1955. Tradotto in almeno 38 lingue, con decine di riedizioni ciascuna, resta una delle più popolari opere letterarie del XX secolo, oltre che rappresentare la quintessenza del genere fantasy.

J.R.R. Tolkien ha avuto la genialità di creare delle opere fantasy, di successo in tutto il mondo e Peter Jackson ha portato le sue opere sul grande schermo. Per quanto riguarda Lo Hobbit, la scommessa di Jackson era far rivivere il romanzo che Tolkien scrisse nel 1937 per divertire i figli e che ha venduto nel mondo 100 milioni di copie.  

Erano molti anni che sognavo film in 3D blu ray, ora esistono ma un libro di J.R.R. Tolkien va oltre ogni tempo. 

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Articolo di Isabella Bianchini