NEWS

RIDLEY SCOTT’S ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD RECEIVES 3 NOMINATIONS AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES

12/14/2017

Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated thriller All the Money in the World received three nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

Michelle Williams is nominated for Best Actress for her role as Gail Harris, the mother of John Paul Getty’s grandson who was kidnapped in real life. Christopher Plummer, who plays John Paul Getty in the film received his nomination for Best Supporting Actor, while legendary director Ridley Scott was nominated for Best Director.

All the Money in the World is based on the true story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) with the help of Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg) to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom.

All the Money in the World releases in Middle East cinemas on February 1, 2018.

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STEVEN CAPLE JR. TO DIRECT CREED SEQUEL

12/12/2017

Director Steven Caple Jr. will helm the sequel to the 2015 Rocky spinoff hit Creed.

MGM and Warner Bros. are preparing the follow-up with Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan set to return, along with Tessa Thompson, who will reprise her roll as Bianca.

Dolph Lundgren is also expected to return and reprise his role as nemesis Ivan Drago.

Creed 2 is releasing in the Middle East this 2018.


THE BREADWINNER DOMINATES THE ANNIE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

12/05/2017

The exceptional and inspiring animation film The Breadwinner dominated the nominations for the 45th Annual Annie Awards.

The Annie Awards, held is Los Angeles, California, recognizes achievements in the field of animation.

The Breadwinner garnered 10 nominations, including major catergories such as Best Animated Feature-Independent, Outstanding Achievement for Writing, Outstanding Achievement for Character Design and more.

From producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated Song of the Sea, this critically-acclaimed film tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up in Afghanistan on 2001.

When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a dangerous quest to find her father and reunite her family.

The Breadwinner is releasing in cinemas soon.

Watch the inspiring trailer below.

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ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD: THE NEW TRAILER

11/30/2017

The second trailer of the upcoming action/thriller from acclaimed director Ridley Scott is out now.

Based on true events that shocked the world, All the Money in the World is based on the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty sends his enigmatic security man Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg) to look after his interests, he and Gail become unlikely allies in this race against time.

There is no doubt that this film will garner several nominations this awards season, with powerful performances from Michelle Williams, Mak Wahlberg and Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer.

All the Money in the World is showing in cinemas on January 4, 2018.

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GERARD BUTLER IS OUT TO HUNT BAD GUYS IN DEN OF THIEVES

11/01/2017

Cops and robbers come face off in the action-packed trailer of Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O'shea Jackson Jr., and 50 Cent.

A Los Angeles crime saga in the vein of Heat, Den of Thieves follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.

Den of Thieves is coming to Middle East cinemas on January 18, 2018.

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FIRST TRAILER: WINCHESTER: THE HOUSE THAT GHOSTS BUILT

10/26/2017

The first trailer for the upcoming horror film Winchester starring Helen Mirren is finally out.

Based on what’s considered the world’s most haunted house, Winchester features the real-life Winchester Mystery House in California, a massive 24,000-square-foot, 160-room Gothic mansion built at the direction of firearms heiress Sarah Winchester, with daily renovations that lasted for 38 years.

After the sudden death of her family, Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren) becomes convinced that she's haunted by the souls of those killed by guns. Winchester then decides to build an enormous mansion that's designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. When skeptical psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) visits the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he soon discovers that her obsession may not be so far-fetched after all.

Winchester releases in cinemas on February 1, 2018.

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BRUCE WILLIS IS OUT FOR REVENGE IN DEATH WISH

08/06/2017

Bruce Willis is out for revenge in the first trailer for Eli Roth's remake of Death Wish.

Willis stars as Dr. Paul Kersey, an emergency room surgeon in Chicago whose wife and college-age daughter are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, he vigilantly hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. Meanwhile, the city wonders if he's a grim reaper or a guardian angel.

See below for more photos from the film!

Death Wish arrives in Middle East cinemas on November 30.

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LEGENDARY DIRECTOR LUC BESSON AT THE DUBAI PREMIERE OF VALERIAN

07/20/2017

The summer’s most highly-anticipated action-adventure film, Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets, hits theatres with an almighty bang in the Middle East on 20th July.

Written and directed by legendary French director Luc Besson, responsible for some of film’s most celebrated features such as Leon: The Professional (1994), The Fifth Element (1997) and Lucy (2014), the movie has been a project of love pass for Besson for several decades. In an exciting privilege for the region, Luc Besson will personally attend the Middle East premiere of the film on 20th July at Novo Cinemas, Dubai Festival City.
The visually spectacular adventure is based on the ground-breaking graphic novel series Valerian & Laureline by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

Commenting on discovering the graphic novel for the first time a decade after its debut, Luc Besson said, “When I was 10 years old, I’d go to the kiosk every Wednesday. One time, I found this magazine called ‘Pilote.’ Inside, I discovered ‘Valerian and Laureline.’ I thought, ‘Oh my God, what is this thing?’ That day, I fell in love with Laureline and I wanted to be Valerian”.

Besson wanted to bring Valerian to the screen in the 1990s, however, constrained by the relatively primitive visual effects technology that was available, he knew it would be some time before he was able to create the wondrous “Valerian and Laureline” universe he knew the source material deserved. Instead, he created the seminal sci-fi movie, The Fifth Element.

Fast-forward almost 30 light years to 2017 and Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets has broken barriers in visual technology and special effects that make the film a spectacular feast for your eyes. Involving three companies and over 80 VFX designers on-set, together they produced 2,734 special effects shots for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and accomplished the ambitious mission set forth by Besson with a production budget of over $200 million.

The UAE was lucky enough to celebrate the release of the film in the Middle East with none other than the legend himself, Luc Besson. Besson attended the Dubai premiere screening welcomed by his adoring fans on July 20th at Novo Cinemas Dubai Festival City.

The intergalactic adventure stars two of the movie industry’s most up-and-coming actors in the lead roles including Dane DeHaan playing Valerian. DeHaan has made a formidable impression on film, television and theatre audiences from the early stages of his career. Having been involved in indie films since the age of 25, in 2012 DeHaan starred in the breakout film, Chronicle which put him on the map in the film world. Following the success of Chronicle, DaHaan starred in Devil’s Knot, Lawless and as Spiderman’s nemesis in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Cara Delevingne (Laureline) is one of the most recognisable faces in the world. In addition to her huge successes in fashion, she has a burgeoning and exciting acting career. In 2012, Delevingne made her film debut in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina alongside Keira Knightley. She also starred in the 2015 film Paper Towns opposite Nat Wolff. Most recently, Delevingne was seen alongside Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Viola Davis in DC Comics’ Suicide Squad in late 2016.

The movie also features appearances from seasoned actors Ethan Hawke (Gattaca, Before Sunset), Clive Owen (Children of Men, The Bourne Identity) and international pop star Rhianna.

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