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Out Stealing Horses scoops five major trophies at the Norwegian Amandas - Haugesund 2019

Hans Petter Moland’s successful bestseller adaptation proved itself at the 35th edition of the Norwegian industry awards, held on Saturday at the Haugesund Film Festival. “I just hope it’s unique; that would be nice,” director Hans Petter Moland told Cineuropa in regard to his adaptation of Per Petterson’s bestselling and far from easily adaptable novel Out Stealing Horses, a story of life, death, war and loss that spans 60 years, and moves back and forth with notable non-linearity. With a successful opening in Berlin’s 2019 competition, topped off with a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for cinematographer Rasmus Videbæk, and with sales to 29 territories, healthy domestic box-office figures and a record ten nominations at the national Norwegian Amanda Awards, Moland has certainly done okay. At Saturday’s Amanda ceremony, Out Stealing Horses ended up with five wins, for Best Cinematography (Rasmus Videbæk), Best Original Music (Kaspar Kaae), Best Supporting.
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‘Out Stealing Horses’ Tops Norway’s 2019 Amanda Awards

  • Variety
‘Out Stealing Horses’ Tops Norway’s 2019 Amanda Awards
Haugesund, Norway — Hans Petter Moland’s sweeping literary adaptation “Out Stealing Horses” put in a dominant showing at Norway’s Amanda Awards on Saturday night, placing first with a collected five awards, including best Norwegian film.

Celebrating its 35th edition this year, the Norwegian industry’s top film prize helped kick off the Haugesund Film Festival and was broadcast live on national TV.

Moland’s generation-spanning outdoor drama very quickly took the lead at Saturday night’s ceremony, collecting additional awards for cinematography (Rasmus Videbæk), original music (Kaspar Kaae), best supporting actor (Bjørn Floberg), and best director.

The film premiered to strong notices at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, where cinematographer Rasmus Videbæk won the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution. In his Berlinale review, Variety critic Guy Lodge called the Amanda winner a “loving adaptation” and credited the film’s “lush visual storytelling against its characters’ desolate interiors.
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Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Mule,’ Liam Neeson-Starring ‘Cold Pursuit’ to Release in China

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Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Mule,’ Liam Neeson-Starring ‘Cold Pursuit’ to Release in China
Two violent fictional American films have been granted summer releases in China, and an uplifting Chinese movie has had its local release pushed back because of real-life violence.

Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” will hit theaters in the Middle Kingdom on Aug. 26, and “Cold Pursuit,” the thriller starring Liam Neeson, follows on Sept. 6. “Little Q,” a heartwarming dog tale, has had its originally scheduled release Thursday postponed to Sept. 20 because of a knife attack on its human star.

Directed, produced by and starring Eastwood, “The Mule” was released stateside Dec. 14 and went on to gross $104 million domestically and $68.8 million abroad. The crime drama tells the story of a World War II veteran who becomes a drug courier, and also stars Bradley Cooper and Laurence Fishburne. In the trailer, Eastwood says, “Family’s the most important thing” – a line that might resonate with Chinese censors and audience despite the drug-running content.
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Liam Neeson in Cold Pursuit Now Available on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand

The action/comedy film, Cold Pursuit hass arrived on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (Plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand. Liam Neeson is back to his roots… hunting down those who have wronged him and his family! Follow the carnage in this “cool” revenge flick!

Academy Award® nominee and mega-action hero Liam Neeson stars as a father in search of answers after his son is mysteriously murdered in Cold Pursuit, now available on Digital and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand from Lionsgate. Based on his 2014 Norwegian film, Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance), director Hans Petter Moland delivers thrills and chills in what critics call “an excellent film”, written for the screen by Frank Baldwin. The edge-of-your-seat thriller also stars Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express
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Cold Pursuit Deleted Scene Flushes Drugs in the Liam Neeson Crime Thriller [Exclusive]

Cold Pursuit Deleted Scene Flushes Drugs in the Liam Neeson Crime Thriller [Exclusive]
Cold Pursuit is the latest revenge fueled epic from action icon Liam Neeson, and it brings plenty of excitment, thrills and some very dark humor to the genre. The movie is available today on Digital, and we have an emotional deleted scene that features Liam Neeson and his on-screen wife played by Laura Dern. Though it's no longer in the movie, it actually offers some insight into the dark and twisted tale behind Cold Pursuit.

This deleted scene shows Laura Dern as Grace, who is feeling guilt over her son's death. She blames herself for his drug addition, and pours her stash down the toilet. Which is quite upsetting for Liam Neeson's character, and you cn tell he is not going to let this stand. The exclusive deleted scene is from today's Digital release of the movie, with the Blu-ray hitting on May 14th. For those of you who can't
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Exclusive ‘Cold Pursuit’ Clip: Adapting ‘In Order of Disappearance’ For an American Audience

Exclusive ‘Cold Pursuit’ Clip: Adapting ‘In Order of Disappearance’ For an American Audience
The very dark comedy Cold Pursuit arrives on digital and Blu-ray this month, giving viewers a chance to catch what they might have missed in theaters. The movie is a remake of the Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance, and hails from the same director – Hans Petter Moland. This exclusive Cold Pursuit clip from the home media […]

The post Exclusive ‘Cold Pursuit’ Clip: Adapting ‘In Order of Disappearance’ For an American Audience appeared first on /Film.
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New to Streaming: ‘Burning,’ Joanna Hogg, ‘Knock Down the House,’ ‘Fighting with My Family,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

American Honey (Andrea Arnold)

Most love affairs don’t start when girl finds boy dancing on top of a K-Mart checkout counter to Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” but it’s a fitting start for Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, a sprawling, over-sized epic road trip following a magazine crew’s tour of the midwest. Anchored by a flawless performance from first-time actress Sasha Lane (who holds her own in scenes with movie stars like Shia Labeouf and Riley Keough), it’s a funny, heartbreaking, and tense drama with boundless energy and enthusiasm as Arnold examines culture conditions from wealthy Kansas City suburbs, a rust belt town
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'Ray & Liz' wins best European debut in Vilnius

The Lithuanian festival also lauded Zsófia Szilágyi’s debut ‘One Day’.

UK filmmaker Richard Billingham’s autobiographical feature Ray & Liz was named best film of the European Debut Competition at the 24th edition of the Vilnius International Film Festival (Viff) in Lithuania on April 7.

Billingham’s feature debut - which is being handled internationally by Luxbox - had its world premiere at last year’s Locarno Film Festival and has since picked up top awards at festivals ranging from Thessaloniki and Seville to Luxembourg and Batumi.

The best director award was presented to Hungary’s Zsófia Szilágyi for her debut
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Liam Neeson ‘Profoundly Apologizes’ After Sparking Racism Controversy

Liam Neeson ‘Profoundly Apologizes’ After Sparking Racism Controversy
Nearly two months after sparking backlash for saying he’d once sought revenge for a friend’s rape — “hoping some ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something” — Liam Neeson has “profoundly” apologized for his “unacceptable thoughts and actions.”

The actor revealed the story while promoting “Cold Pursuit,” leading to to the red-carpet portion of that film’s world premiere being canceled. Several of Neeson’s collaborators came to his defense in the aftermath — including “Widows” co-star Michelle Rodriguez and “Cold Pursuit” director Hans Petter Moland — but his comments were met with fierce criticism and accusations of racism.

His full statement:

“Over the last several weeks, I have reflected on and spoken to a variety of people who were hurt by my impulsive recounting of a brutal rape of a dear female friend nearly 40 years ago and my unacceptable thoughts and actions
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Liam Neeson Apologizes for Controversial Revenge Comments Made in February

Liam Neeson Apologizes for Controversial Revenge Comments Made in February
Liam Neeson has written an apology for his racist revenge comments that he made back in February while promoting Cold Pursuit. The actor says that he "missed the point and hurt many people" after revealing that he once walked around his hometown, "hoping some 'black bastard' would come out of a pub and have a go at me" so that he could "kill him." The comments were made after Neeson revealed one of his good friends admitted she'd been raped by a black man years ago.

The internet exploded after Liam Neeson's comments were published. The Cold Pursuit world premiere was promptly canceled and the actor was the target of many articles attacking what he said. In an interview after the controversy, Neeson maintained that he was not racist and that he went for help. In the end, the actor hopes that his mistake can lead to a teachable moment.
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Liam Neeson in ‘Cold Pursuit’ 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Details and Release Dates

Liam Neeson's latest encounter with scores of bad guys took place in Cold Pursuit, which per Lionsgate is coming home first on0 Digital HD and 4K on May 3rd.

The Cold Pursuit 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos audio, Blu-ray and DVD physical versions are slated for a May 14th release.

Starring alongside Neeson in Cold Pursuit are Tom Bateman, Emmy Rossum and Laura Dern. The film is based on the 2014 Norwegian film, Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance).

A quartet of bonus features will be available on all high definition formats of Cold Pursuit. The last on the list is the lone extra carried on the DVD.

Deleted Scenes

Interview with Actor Liam Neeson

Interview with Director Hans Petter Moland

“Welcome to Kehoe: Behind the Scenes on Cold Pursuit” Featurette

Here's a look at the Cold Pursuit 4K combo cover art and new trailer below.

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Not lost in translation: The real reason why Hollywood insists on remaking foreign-language films? Answer: $$$

Hollywood is doing it again – and again. So far in this still-young year, there have been no fewer than five films in theaters that are English-language versions of foreign movies. Opening this Friday is “Gloria Bell,” a shot-by-shot remake of the 2014 Chilean film “Gloria, ” about a divorced middle-aged woman desperate for some romance in her routine life. The Spanish-language import starred Paulina Garcia, a popular actress in her homeland. This one has Julianne Moore, hiding behind those over-sized spectacles. While the cast is more recognizable, this is a rare Hollywood translation that benefits from having the same director, Sebastian Lelio (“A Fantastic Women”), handling matters behind the camera.

Consider that it has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score at the moment — one percentage point higher than the original.

Then there is “The Upside,” a remake of the 2011 French film “The Intouchables,” is about a paralyzed white billionaire (Bryan Cranston) who hires a
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'The Lego Movie 2' enjoys third week at top of UK box office

'The Lego Movie 2' enjoys third week at top of UK box office
Liam Neeson revenge thriller Cold Pursuit opens behind half-term holdovers.

RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Feb 15-17) Total gross to date Week 1 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros) £2.4m £14m 3 2 Instant Family (Paramount) £1.67m £6.4m 2 3 How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal) £1.66m £15.9m 4 4 Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox) £870,704 £7.7m 3 5 The Kid Who Would Be King (20th Century Fox) £651,610 £2.6m 2 Warner Bros

The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part easily held the top spot at the UK box office this three-day weekend (February 22-24), leading a field of family-friendly half-term titles.

A Star Is Born
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'The Lego Movie 2' enjoys third week at the top of the UK box office

'The Lego Movie 2' enjoys third week at the top of the UK box office
Liam Neeson revenge thriller Cold Pursuit opens behind half-term holdovers.

RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Feb 15-17) Total gross to date Week 1 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros) £2.4m £14m 3 2 Instant Family (Paramount) £1.67m £6.4m 2 3 How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal) £1.66m £15.9m 4 4 Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox) £870,704 £7.7m 3 5 The Kid Who Would Be King (20th Century Fox) £651,610 £2.6m 2 Warner Bros

The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part easily held the top spot at the UK box office this three-day weekend (February 22-24), leading a field of family-friendly half-term titles.

A Star Is Born
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‘Cold Pursuit’ Review – Second Opinion

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Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson, Michael Eklund, Bradley Stryker, Wesley MacInnes, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi, Nicholas Holmes | Written by Frank Baldwin | Directed by Hans Petter Moland

Liam Neeson stars as a grizzled snow plough driver on a bloody revenge spree in Hans Petter Moland’s English-language remake of his 2014 Norwegian thriller, In Order of Disappearance. As such, Moland sticks closely to the template of his original film (even the running times are identical), but some of the jet-black humour appears to have been lost in translation.

Neeson plays Nels Coxman, a humble snow plough driver in Kehoe, who’s recently been voted Citizen of the Year. When his adult son Kyle is killed by a vicious drug gang, Nels embarks on a violent revenge quest, murdering his way up the Kehoe crime hierarchy until he has druglord Trevor “Viking” Calcote (Tom Bateman) in his sights. Meanwhile, Nels unwittingly
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Stellan Skarsgard on ‘Out Stealing Horses’, Why He Joined ‘Dune’, and HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’

Sweden’s Stellan Skarsgard is one of the funniest actors you are ever likely to meet. Paul Bettany loved him so much when they worked together on Dogville (and later two Avengers movies) that he and his wife Jennifer Connelly named their son after him. Alexander, his Hollywood actor son and one-time vampire leader, considers his dad his best friend. The 67 year-old actor now makes his fifth film with Norway’s Hans Petter Moland, Out Stealing Horses which just won a cinematography award in Berlin. It’s a beautiful art film, set at the end of the …
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UK box office preview: 'Cold Pursuit' to challenge half-term holdovers

UK box office preview: 'Cold Pursuit' to challenge half-term holdovers
Several family-friendly holdover titles looking for strong holds.

Studiocanal’s revenge thriller Cold Pursuit will aim to weather the storm of recent controversy around star Liam Neeson to challenge a selection of family titles at the UK box office this weekend.

In the film, Neeson plays a snowplough driver who seeks revenge against the drug dealers he believes killed his son. Hans Petter Moland directs, with the film based on his 2014 Norwegian title In Order Of Disappearance.

Neeson has fronted a string of box office hits in recent years, led by the Taken series. The first title started with £1.2m in September 2008, finishing on £6.4m.
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‘Cold Pursuit’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson, Michael Eklund, Bradley Stryker, Wesley MacInnes, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi, Nicholas Holmes | Written by Frank Baldwin | Directed by Hans Petter Moland

Quiet family man and hard-working snowplow driver Nels is the lifeblood of a glitzy resort town in the Rocky Mountains because he is the one who keeps the winter roads clear. He and his wife live in a comfortable cabin away from the tourists. The town has just awarded him “Citizen of the Year.” But Nels has to leave his quiet mountain life when his son is murdered by a powerful drug lord. As a man who has nothing to lose he is stoked by a drive for vengeance. This unlikely hero uses his hunting skills and transforms from an ordinary man into a skilled killer as he sets out to dismantle the cartel. Nels’ actions ignite a turf war between a
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‘Cold Pursuit’ Review: Dir. Hans Petter Moland (2019)

Cold Pursuit review: The hullabaloo around Liam Neeson’s revenge comments in the preamble to Cold Pursuit’s Stateside release has cast an unfortunate shadow on his latest action thriller. Before the film became notorious though, it already faces a bunch of snide jokes at its expense, as Neeson portrays a snow plough driver out for revenge after the death of his son. It seemed as though the Liam Neeson action factory had come to a complete standstill where original ideas were concerned. From one perspective they are right, as this is a remake of Norwegian thriller In Order of Disappearance. But in all actuality, this is quite simply one of Neeson’s best films, and a peculiar delight that will hopefully surprise audiences.

Studiocanal

The trailer for Cold Pursuit did all it could to focus on not only the action, but also the comedy, but even that can’t
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Bo Report: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ wins but faces a fight to recoup

Alita: Battle Angel’ (Photo: 20th Century Fox)

Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel reigned in the Us, Australia and 40 other markets last weekend – but the studio’s prospects of turning the lavish James Cameron production into a franchise don’t look great.

The futuristic sci-fi adventure directed by Robert Rodriguez posted respectable figures which suggest the studio will be hard pressed to recoup the astronomical production budget of $170 million – reduced from the original $200 million thanks to New Zealand and Texas tax credits – and P&A spend.

The good news for Aussie exhibitors is that business rallied last weekend after several lousy weeks, boosted by Alita, Paramount’s comedy What Men Want and Forum Films’ Indian import Gully Boy.

The Universal/Blumhouse slasher-comedy Happy Death Day 2U had an anaemic bow while the Oscar nominations for eOne’s If Beale Street Could Talk and Transmission Films’ At Eternity’s Gate did not count for much.
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