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VALERIAN POSTER AND TRAILER PREVIEW

03/28/2017

The second teaser poster of Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets, the highly anticipated $170 million budget Sci-Fi release by legendary writer and director Luc Besson has been finally unveiled online.

The new poster features Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as galaxy-hopping federal agents Valerian and Laureline in the year 2740.

A new out of this world trailer is also scheduled to release tomorrow. In the meantime, here is a magnificent short preview to get you pumped up!

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is releasing in the Middle East on July 20, 2017.

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HELEN MIRREN AND JASON CLARKE START FILMING SUPERNATURAL THRILLER WINCHESTER

03/19/2017

Principal photography for the supernatural thriller Winchester, written and directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, has started in Melbourne, Australia.

The film stars Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke. Mirren will play firearm heiress Sarah Winchester, who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24-hour a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when a skeptic is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.

Winchester is releasing in cinemas next year.

Source: www.screendaily.com

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OSCARS 2017: LA LA LAND WINS 6, THE SALESMAN WINS BEST FOREIGN FILM

02/28/2017

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony took place at Los Angeles on February 26. La La Land got 14 nominations, including Best Actress for Emma Stone, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling and Best Director for Damien Chazelle. It bagged the Oscar in 6 of these categories, including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Score and Best Original Song for City of Stars.

See full list of awards below:

Best Director: Damien Chazelle

Best Actress: Emma Stone

Production Design: David Wasco; Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco.

Cinematography: Linus Sandgren

Original Score: Justin Hurwitz.

Original Song: "City of Stars", music by Justin Hurwitz, lyric by Ben Pasek and Justin Paul.

On the other hand, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi bagged his second Oscar, with The Salesman winning Best Foreign Film. The Salesman tells the story of a couple forced to vacate their upscale apartment building. After being offered a place to live, the wife gets attacked and has difficulty coping in the aftermath. Amidst all this chaos, the couple rehearse their roles in a production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

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TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY REMASTERED 3D VERSION HITTING THEATRES THIS YEAR

02/23/2017

James Cameron’s epic action, sci-fi masterpiece starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in his most iconic role, has been converted in immersive 3D by Camron himself. First hitting screens in 1991 with groundbreaking special effects, the 3D version will take the seminal blockbuster to the next level of effects and into the 21st century for the next generation of fans.

The project was initiated by Lightstorm (lei), James Cameron’s production company, DMG Entertainment and Studiocanal. James Cameron’s team oversaw this 3D conversion from start to finish. This highly experienced and award-winning team had already supervised Titanic’s 3D conversion  and is currently working on the Avatar sequels.

The original 35mm negative was scanned and then restored in 4k at Deluxe L.A., under the supervision of George Burdwick, Lightstorm. The film was calibrated in 4k by Skip, James Cameron’s colorist, at Technicolor Hollywood, with a selection of the best 35mm prints from the film’s first release. The film was then converted into 3D by Stereo D (Star Wars, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World).

This work lasted almost a year and was monitored daily by Lightstorm’s teams, to produce  high-end 3D version at the level of the latest 3D releases from the U.S. studios. The 3D version then benefitted from a calibration and a specific finish a Technicolor Hollywood, still under supervision of Skip and James Cameron himself.

Synopsis:

It has been 10 years since the events of Terminator. Sarah Connor’s ordeal is only just beginning as she struggles to protect her son John, the future leader of the human resistance against the machines, form a new Terminator, sent back in time to eliminate John Connor while he’s still a child.

Sarah and John don’t have to face this terrifying threat alone however. The human resistance have managed to send them an ally, a warrior from the future ordered to protect John Connor at any cost.

The battle for tomorrow has begun.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D is releasing in cinemas this 2017.

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MATTHIAS SCHOENAERTS, COLIN FIRTH AND LEA SEYDOUX JOIN THE CAST OF “KURSK”

02/19/2017

“Spectre” star Lea Seydoux will join Matthias Schoenaerts and Colin Firth in the cast of the Russian submarine disaster drama “Kursk” for EuropaCorp.

“Far from the Madding Crowd” director Thomas Vinterberg helms the English-language film about the real-life events of 2000 when an explosion on board caused the Kursk submarine to sink in the Barents Sea, prompting a desperate struggle to save those on board.

Robert Rodal (“Saving Private Ryan”) adapted the script from Robert Moore’s novel “A Time To Die”. Filming begins in April.

Source: Allocine

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GULF FILM AND PIAGET HOST THE GRAND PREMIERE OF 'JACKIE' IN DUBAI

02/05/2017

One of the most prominent and respected figures of the 20th century, Jackie Kennedy, has been memorialized in an upcoming feature film by Pablo Larrain titled ‘Jackie.’ Starring Natalie Portman as the titular character, the film witnessed a grand premiere on the 31st of January, at Mall of the Emirates hosted by illustrious watchmaker and jeweler, Piaget in collaboration with film distributor Gulf Film and Vox Cinemas. The invite only premiere was attended by select members of the media and VIP guests. Known for her elegant fashions and accessories, the fascinating character of Jackie appears in the new film wearing her original gold Piaget watch and other Piaget fine jewelry pieces that embody her iconic style.                    

“Jackie,” starring Natalie Portman as the wife of President John F Kennedy, is an unflinching portrait of a woman both iconic and mysterious, as well as a rumination on faith, history, mythology and loss. Blending fiction and reality, “Jackie” paints a vivid picture of the First Lady and follows her over a period of four days starting shortly before the assassination on 22nd November 1963.  In keeping with her trademark style and Larrain’s authentic approach, the treasured watch that Jackie Kennedy wore during that era makes a special appearance on her wrist in certain scenes of the film.  Robert Kennedy, the President’s younger brother played by co-star Peter Sarsgaard, also wears a vintage Piaget watch that embodies the elegance of that period.

Featuring an oval jade dial set with diamonds and green tourmalines, this watch is fitted with a very supple fabric-like bracelet made from gold mesh adorned with the very Piaget “palace” decor.  The elegant timepiece that once belonged to Jackie Kennedy is emblematic of Piaget’s golden age with its fine goldsmithing and colored stones. It is now part of the Maison’s patrimony.  A collection released in 2014 included several creations inspired by this special watch and its distinctly look.

Paying tribute to the region and in celebration of the iconic First Lady, Piaget have designed two Middle East exclusive pieces, one with Malachite and Pink Gold while the other comes in Lapis with White Gold.

As seen in the official movie trailer, “Jackie” features other Piaget pieces that evoke the style icon’s distinctive look. 

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OSCARS 2017: 27 NOMINATIONS FOR GULF FILM TITLES

01/25/2017

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were revealed on January 24 in Los Angeles.

Gulf Film owned and sub-distributed titles have received a massive list of 27 NOMINATIONS this year, including 14 for La La Land, which has tied with Titanic for the most number of Oscar nominations.

The 89th Academy Awards is scheduled on February 26 with late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel as host.

See the full list of these 27 nominations below:

La La Land

  • Best Picture
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Actor
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Original Song for “Audition”
  • Best Original Song for “City of Stars”
  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Actress
  • Best Director

 

Hell or High Water

  • Best Picture
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Film Editing

 

Jackie

  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Actress

 

Deepwater Horizon

  • Best Sound Editing
  • Best Visual Effects

 

Florence Foster Jenkins

  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Actress

 

Loving

  • Best Actress

 

The Salesman

  • Best Foreign Language Film
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IT'S MORPHIN TIME! NEW POWER RANGERS TRAILER RELEASED

01/22/2017

The live-action Power Rangers reboot is only two months away from release, and its second official trailer dropped this weekend. Not only is this the first glimpse at Bryan Cranston’s Zordon, but we also get to hear the phrase that everyone’s been waiting to hear – IT’S MORPHIN TIME!

Check out the new trailer below.

Power Rangers is releasing in the Middle East on March 23.

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