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Lech Majewski to Receive Camerimage Directing Award

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Lech Majewski to Receive Camerimage Directing Award
Lech Majewski, the Polish film and theater director and writer, will be the recipient of the Directing Award at the Camerimage International Film Festival, which will take place in Torun, Poland, on Nov. 9-16.

Known for helming such films “The Mill and the Cross” and “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” Majewski is a dual U.S. and Polish citizen. In addition to his work in film, he’s also a composer, poet and painter. His installations have been exhibited in multiple countries.

Majewski’s upcoming picture “Valley of the Gods” stars Josh Hartnett, John Malkovich, Bérénice Marlohe, Keir Dullea and John Rhys-Davies. It explores an idiosyncratic and mysterious vision of America and will be introduced by the director at a special Camerimage screening.

The director’s work is nothing if not eclectic. 2010’s “The Mill and the Cross” is a cinematic re-creation and reimagining of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s
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Wide Management invites Tiff buyers to enter 'Valley Of The Gods' (exclusive)

Wide Management invites Tiff buyers to enter 'Valley Of The Gods' (exclusive)
Private market screening at the Tiff Bell Lightbox on Monday.

Paris-based Wide Management has picked up sales rights to Polish auteur Lech Majewski’s fantasy drama Valley Of The Gods starring Josh Hartnett and John Malkovich, and kicks off talks with buyers in Toronto this week.

Loïc Magneron’s sales company will host a private market screening at the Tiff Bell Lightbox on Monday (September 9). Wide holds worldwide rights excluding Middle East, Scandinavia, and former Yugoslavia, and represents North America with producers Angelus Silesius and Royal Road Entertainment.

Wide previously handled sales on Majewski’s The Mill And The Cross starring the late Rutger Hauer,
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Film Review: ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’

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There’s a reason why John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress” has stood the test of time: The author’s rich tale of an everyman’s extraordinary journey to find faith is a resonant reminder for believers to never stray from “the straight and narrow” — a message that’s evident from the very first moments of writer-director Robert Fernandez’s animated adaptation of the beloved novel.

Though this relatively low-budget retelling is hampered by its limited production values (it was partly funded by Kickstarter campaign), the execution is strong enough to serve as a previs run-through for a grander scale, live-action feature — the likes of which have never been offered to audiences, despite a flourishing faith-based market. Fernandez’s first feature, screening in the lead-up to Easter via Fathom Events nationwide on April 18 and 20, plays like a cinematic Cliff’s Notes for kids, even as it retains the heart
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Blu-ray Review – Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman, 2018.

Written and Directed by James Wan.

Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ludi Lin, Temuera Morrison, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Djimon Hounsou, John Rhys-Davies, Leigh Whannell, Sophia Forrest, Natalie Safran, and Julie Andrews.

Synopsis:

Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

This is a solid, if not slightly uneven entry into the DC Universe. I really enjoyed this film for the amazing visuals and interesting storyline. I felt like Jason Momoa did the role of Aquaman justice in this first solo outing. The movie has so much going on that you have to watch it multiple times to take every little detail in. Director James Wan has lovingly created a world where Atlantis exists and where Aquaman is a beer guzzling,
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Sliders Revival Being Considered

Shamus Kelley Mar 20, 2019

Sliders could be coming back with help from Jerry O’Connell and John Rhys-Davies. Time to get your whisper on.

Sliiiiiiidddeerrrrrsssssss might be returning to Earth Prime! As reported by Flickering Myth, John Rhys-Davies along with fellow co-star Jerry O'Connell have been talking with NBC about a possible revival of the cult sci-fi series. For those who might not remember the series Sliders followed Quinn Mallory, his professor Arturo, best friend Wade, and former hit singer Rembrandt slide from parallel universe to parallel universe, trying to get home.

Davies says that O'Connell had been, "pestering me for a number of years (about a revival) and we’re actually talking to NBC at the moment to see if there’s any possibility of rebooting the series."

The biggest problem in their way at the moment is who actually owns the series.

"At the moment we don’t seem
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Movie Review – Soldier of War (2018)

Soldier of War, 2018.

Directed by John Adams.

Starring John Rhys-Davies, Tanya Franks, Rosie Fellner, Gary Mavers, Paul Reynolds, Tristam Summers, and Theo Devaney.

Synopsis:

Two young boys discover an abandoned military bunker in the woods, now they have unintentionally released the spirit of a World War II auxiliary soldier who believes the Nazis have landed.

Admittedly, low budget British horror film usually doesn’t catch my attention, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I was enjoying Soldier of War at the start. It’s atmospheric, suspenseful, and welcome to see an overused concept given a new breath of fresh air. However, it ultimately fails in its execution – making the entire film forgettable.

Helmed by producer and director, John Adams (Vengeance), Soldier of War starts off hitting the right notes – plenty of creepy scenes and gory kills. The two teenage boys, Vince and Archie, are hunting a rabbit in
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John Rhys-Davies and Jerry O’Connell Are Talking With NBC About a Sliders Revival

Do you remember the 1995 sci-fi series Sliders? That’s a show that I haven’t really thought about in years, but it was a fun show to watch!

The series focused on a group of scientists who discover ways to slide into parallel universes. As they travel to different parallel universes, they get lost and have to try and find their way back home.

It turns out that series stars John Rhys-Davies and Jerry O’Connell want to make a revival series and Rhys-Davies says that they are currently in talks with NBC about making it happen! While talking to Flickering Myth, he said:

“Jerry had been pestering me for a number of years and we’re actually talking to NBC at the moment to see if there’s any possibility of rebooting the series. They’re looking into the basic question of who actually owns it? At the moment
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Sliders: John Rhys-Davies and Jerry O’Connell in Talks About a Series Revival

Sliders: John Rhys-Davies and Jerry O’Connell in Talks About a Series Revival
Do you remember Sliders making a comeback? According to FlickeringMyth, stars John Rhys-Davies and Jerry O'Connell are in talks to revive the Fox TV show.

The sci-fi series followed a group of "sliders," who travel between parallel universes and learn about alternate versions of Earth. The cast included Rhys-Davies, O'Connell, Cleavant Derricks, and Sabrina Lloyds. The show ran on from 1995 to 1997 and on from 1999 to 2000.

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Exclusive: John Rhys-Davies and Jerry O’Connell talking to NBC about potential Sliders revival

At the Toronto Comicon this weekend, John Rhys-Davies has revealed to Flickering Myth that he and his Sliders co-star Jerry O’Connell are speaking with NBC about a potential revival of the 90s sci-fi series.

The sci-fi series followed a group of scientists as they discover ways to travel – or slide – into parallel universes. After getting stuck in one parallel universe and losing their way home, they have to discover how to find Earth Prime again or risk being stuck in that world for nearly 30 years before they can open a vortex again.

“Jerry had been pestering me for a number of years and we’re actually talking to NBC at the moment to see if there’s any possibility of rebooting the series,” Davies said. “They’re looking into the basic question of who actually owns it? At the moment we don’t seem to be able to find that out.
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Patrick Warburton, John Rhys-Davies To Topline ‘Darwin in Malibu’ Film Adaptation From Road’s End Films

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Patrick Warburton, John Rhys-Davies To Topline ‘Darwin in Malibu’ Film Adaptation From Road’s End Films
Patrick Warburton and John Rhys-Davies have been tapped to star in Darwin in Malibu, a film adaptation based on the stage play by English playwright and director, Crispin Whittell. The pic hails from Oregon-based indie company Road’s End Films, which optioned the play and brought on Robert C. Bruce to write and direct the project.

Road’s End producers are Carey Fiock, Sterling Fiock, and Robert C. Bruce. Valerie J. Bruce of Long Pants Productions will also produce along with Warburton and Rhys-Davies. Production is scheduled to begin early this year.

Set in the present day, the plot imagines three 19th century luminaries — Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce — coming together to continue the debate over Natural Selection versus Divine Plan while on a sun-swept patio in Malibu overlooking the Pacific.
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‘Soldier of War’ VOD Review

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Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Rosie Fellner, Tanya Franks, Theo Devaney, Paul Reynolds, Jack Derges, Gary Mavers, Sally Mortemore, Tristam Summers, James Fisher, Michael Elkin | Written by John Adams, Peter Adams | Directed by John Adams

I’m not sure if I should be surprised or not but there seems to be quite a few World War II zombie movies, or movies that can kind of be linked to World War 2 and the undead – there’s definitely enough for it to be called a sub genre on its own. So Soldier of War (aka Aux) can be added to Dead Snow, Overlord, Outpost, Frankenstein’s Army and a myriad more.

Soldier of War is a British film and it, like many of its kind, feels very British. From the police uniforms to the woodland and countryside to the accents; it will be very familiar to people from the U.K. and horror fans
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Soldier Of War: New Trailer And Poster Ahead of March Release

This a is public service announcment. To those of you who say to yourselves every morning when you wake up, "Self. You know what you need? Another Nazi horror flick". The folks at Uncork'd Entertainment are distributing producer John Adams' 2015 directorial debut, the Nazi horror flick Solder of War, starring genre veteran John Rhys-Davies, on VOD on March 3rd, followed by a DVD release on April 9th. There is a new poster and trailer to mark the occasion. Have a look. How do you fight the undead? An undead soldier rises in Uncork’d Entertainment’s Soldier Of War this March! In an acclaimed, award-winning performance, John Rhys-Davies faces a monstrous...

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Trailer, poster and images for horror Soldier of War

With a little over a month to go until its VOD release, a trailer, poster and images have arrived online for director John Adams’ upcoming horror Soldier of War which stars John Rhys-Davies, Rosie Fellner, and Tanya Franks; check them out here…

Deep in the forest, two boys discover the entrance to a secret military bunker hidden since World War II and inadvertently awaken an undead soldier, who embarks on a grotesque, ritualistic killing spree. A police investigation begins, but one by one the police and other locals are murdered. Only a World War II veteran holds the secret to stop the killings, but will anybody believe him?

Soldier of War is set for a VOD release on March 3rd, followed by a DVD release on April 9th.

The post Trailer, poster and images for horror Soldier of War appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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The Black Windmill

Secret agent Michael Caine must take on both the kidnappers of his son and his own suspect Army Intelligence colleagues in Don Siegel’s efficiently filmed, curiously tame suspense thriller. Delphine Seyrig is enticing and Donald Pleasance an unlikeable security bureaucrat, while the capable Janet Suzman and John Vernon fill out a top-flight cast that performs well in thriller surprisingly lacking in dramatic impact.

The Black Windmill

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1974 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date December 4, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, Janet Suzman, Delphine Seyrig, John Vernon, Clive Revill, Joss Ackland, Catherine Schell, Joseph O’Conor, Hermoine Baddeley, John Rhys-Davies

Cinematography: Ousama Rawi

Film Editor: Antony Gibbs

Original Music: Roy Budd

Written by Leigh Vance, from the novel Five Days to a Killing by Clive Egleton

Produced and Directed by Don Siegel

Something seems wrong from the first with The Black Windmill: the
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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #112. Valley of the Gods – Lech Majewski

Valley of the Gods

Polish director Lech Majewski’s long gestating art-house sci-fi film Valley of the Gods should finally pop up somewhere in 2018. Majewki produced his most ambitious project to date alongside Filip Jan Rymsza, with co-producers Jan Harlan, Alyssa Swanzey Natalia Safran and Carla Rosen-Vacher. Majewski resumes working with his Field of Dogs (2014) Dp Pawel Tybora, and amassed a noted international cast included Josh Hartnett, Charlotte Rampling, John Malkovich, Keri Dullea and John Rhys-Davies. Majewski’s handsome 2011 title The Mill & the Cross premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and 2004’s The Garden of Earthly Delights bowed at the Rome Film Festival.…
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Holiday Blockbuster Review Round-Up: “Aquaman”, “Bumblebee”, and “Mary Poppins Returns”

Today, we’re going to be rounding up three of the biggest December releases, all of which hit theaters this week. One is the superhero origin story Aquaman. Another is the franchise prequel/spinoff Bumblebee. The other? It’s the long in the making sequel Mary Poppins Returns. Surprisingly, these are of varying quality. One is fun but not quite good enough to recommend. One is not nearly as good as some have said, leaving me right on the cusp of a thumbs up or a thumbs down. The other is as good as advertised, to my utter shock. You’ll see which is which next… Here we go: — Aquaman One of the silliest superheroes is now one of the silliest superhero movies. Yes, Aquaman, once the butt of many a joke on the show Entourage, has become a legit blockbuster. Continuing the course correction that DC and Warner Brothers
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Movie Review – Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman, 2018.

Directed by James Wan.

Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ludi Lin, Temuera Morrison, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Djimon Hounsou, John Rhys-Davies, Leigh Whannell, Sophia Forrest, Natalie Safran, and Julie Andrews.

Synopsis:

The bastard son of a human fisherman and Atlanna, Queen of Atlantis (Nicole Kidman), Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) must return to an underwater realm that has shunned his lineage since birth, to stop an uprising that threatens worlds above and below the tide line.

Often thought of as the butt of the jokes in the Justice League and comics at large, Aquaman has always been something of an underdog due to the stigma surrounding him. A few years ago, anyone saying an Aquaman film would be a hit would have been laughed at, yet they’d be proven right. Director James Wan brings plenty of style and flourish to Aquaman,
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Second Opinion – Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman, 2018.

Directed by James Wan.

Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ludi Lin, Temuera Morrison, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Djimon Hounsou, John Rhys-Davies, Leigh Whannell, Sophia Forrest, Natalie Safran, and Julie Andrews.

Synopsis:

The bastard son of a human fisherman and Atlanna, Queen of Atlantis (Nicole Kidman), Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) must return to an underwater realm that has shunned his lineage since birth, to stop an uprising that threatens worlds above and below the tide line.

It’s a good thing Jason Momoa’s trident wielding, tat-laden superhero is a confident son-of-a-fish, because there’s a lot riding on Aquaman. Sandwiched between the triumph of Wonder Woman, and the unmitigated disaster of Justice League, with rumours circulating of a DC hard reset, one of the shining lights of Zack Snyder’s underwhelming ensemble must emerge from the
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Movie Review – Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman, 2018.

Directed by James Wan.

Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ludi Lin, Temuera Morrison, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Djimon Hounsou, John Rhys-Davies, Leigh Whannell, Sophia Forrest, Natalie Safran, and Julie Andrews.

Synopsis:

Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

Aquaman contains a one-on-one gladiator-style battle underwater and surrounded by lava. An octopus is also on the drums hyping up the fight. That’s not even the craziest image in this aquatic adventure, which often feels as if Star Wars and the video game franchise God of War are being smashed together.

Director James Wan is commonly known as a horror maestro, giving life to such long-lasting series such as Saw and Insidious before creating a
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Stunning Trailer For The Game Squadron 42 with Mark Hamill, Gillian Anderson, and Gary Oldman

A trailer has been released for the upcoming video game that is a single-player portion of Star Citizen called Squadron 42, and it comes with an impressive cast that includes Gary Oldman, Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Rhona Mitra, Ben Mendelsohn, John Rhys-Davies, and Gillian Anderson. The likenesses and performances of all the actors were captured back in 2015 and now we are getting our first look, and it looks stunning!

Not much is known about the game’s story, but the trailer introduces the story’s existential threat. It was also revealed that player will take the role of a rookie Uee Navy combat pilot.

Star Citizen is the most crowdfunded campaign of anything in history and has collected $195 million in donations since 2012! As you can see, the fruits of their labor is paying off. A portion of Star Citizen’s multiplayer module is currently playable.

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think.
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