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Israeli Film Festival Images & News

Israeli Film Festival Images & News

Afula Express /1997/95min /hebrew/Director: Julie Shles(24.07.2017 – 6.15 pm)

David is a garage electrician, who dreamt all of his life of becoming a magician, but had no luck in it. His girlfriend Batya wants an ordinary life, but David is still looking for his dream, so he links up with Romanian immigrant Shimon, who is an expert magician. Awards: 7 wins & 7 nominations

Dr. Pomerantz /2011/88min /hebrew/Director: Assi Dayan      (25.07.2017 – 6.30 pm)

Doctor YoelPomerantz is a washed-up, self-loathing psychologist who lives on the 12th floor of a high-rise with his son, Yoav,who has Asperger’s syndrome. Yoav spends his days pretending to be a traffic cop and proudly giving out parking tickets. In addition, Dr. Pomerantz, works shifts at a suicide hotline.  Awards: 1 nomination

 Hill Start /ZinukBaAlia/2014/ 92min/hebrew/Dir:Oren Shtern      (25.07.2017 – 8.00 pm)

Ora is in a coma as the result of a car accident. As her children and other family members try to help her regain consciousness the viewer meets plastic surgeons, a wheelchair-bound marathon coach, a tough private investigator, a yoga instructor, a sensitive belly dancer and a big star in the Arab cinema.

Melting Away/Names Ba-geshem/2011/86min/Dir: DoronEran(26.07.2017 – 6.30 pm)

Shlomo discovers women’s clothing in his son Assaf’s room, and decides to punish him. When Assaf returns home, his attempts to enter the house fail. 4 years later, Gallia turns to an investigation agency to help her find her son Assaf and bring him to Shlomo, his father, who is dying of cancer. The insurance agencysends A private nurse to assist Shlomo’s at the hospital.  Awards:2 nominations

White Panther /PanterLavan/2013/89min /Dir: Danni Reisfeld(26.07.2017 – 8.00 pm)

In the 1990’s a million Jews arrived in Israel from the USSR. The immigrants were despised by the local population who feared their ‘invasion’. While many embraced the Israeli lifestyle, others chose to live in self-made Russian ghettos. These ghettos were a fertile ground for the creation of Jewish skinheads. ‘White Panther’ is the story of Alex, a young Russian immigrant who joins a skinheads’ gang, led by his older brother. An unexpected meeting with David, a religious Moroccan Jew, gives Alex a chance to pursue his longtime dream of becoming a boxer like his father. Alex finds himself torn between his two father figures – his violent older brother and his new Jewish trainer. Awards: 2 nominations

War for the Planet of the Apes-Lead Actor’s Interview

War for the Planet of the Apes-Lead Actor’s Interview

War For The Planet Of The Apes – Andy Serkis, Caesar

War For The Planet Of The Apes continues the wildly successful series of films that began with 2011’s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and 2014’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. In the wake of the viral outbreak that devastated much of the human population, the simian community has grown more and more powerful. But simmering tensions between the two species has begun erupting into conflict, and the ramifications will be dreadful for everyone…

Andy Serkis has developed a reputation for fantastic acting work both using digital performance capture in films such as the Hobbit trilogyand Star Wars and without it in everything from Avengers: Age Of Ultron to Wild Bill and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. For the modern Planet Of The Apes franchise, he has originated and brought incredible depth and heart to the main character, Caesar.

After encountering humans for the first time in years in Dawn, War finds Caesar locked in a conflict with the survivors, a battle that he doesn’t want to fight, but must to protect the future of his ape brethren. When tragedy strikes, an embittered, war-weary Caesar embarks on a mission of revenge, one that will forever change his life. Andy talks about finding this latest stage of Caesar’s journey, welcoming a new cast member and working with director Matt Reeves…

What’s new for you? And what’s new for Caesar?

Having played him all the way through from an infant to this point is that it’s like a boyhood, or in my case,apehood. The family continues, the saga continues. And Caesar continues to evolve.The problems that he facesin this movie are of a huge magnitude, really. What has been extraordinary about all of these movies as they’ve progressed is this incredible balance between the humans and the apes story. Caesar obviously straddles both worlds in many ways, because he was brought up with humans. He thought of himself as a human until that point in the first film where he was cast out and thrown in with the apes. And so, this dance between respect for humanity but primarily trying to help his own kind meantthat he had to discover the ape within himself in the first film. He is then all out to create a society, to create a community and a way forward for his ape kind, which we saw in the last film is now taken to greater lengths because of the bigger threats. And so, there’s much more jeopardy and he suffers much more personally in this. We see this is two years later on.

 

 

The ape community that was established and beginning to thrive in Dawn has been ravaged. Caesar has taken the life of an ape, Koba in the last film, which is something that he swore that he would never do, especially as part of his ape credo is, “ape shall not kill ape”. He finds himself now a commander, a leader that is starting again. There’s an exodus where the apes are beginning to move out of Muir Woods and he is about to leave that when this cataclysmic event happens that sends him off on a trajectory that he’s not expecting, which is much more about again losing, he loses himself, andhis internal compass. This film is very much about struggling to retain the hold on his moral compass because the events that are so personal and painful to him that he goes on a path of destruction. Through the help of the characters that he meets along the way, he manages to pull out of that nose dive, really. The character journey in this one is an amazing one.

It always seems as though he has to suffer and he has to deal with things…

Yes. It’s this constant balance between family and what you would do to defend your family and your kind. Versus the bigger picture and keeping this balance between both species so that everyone can survive. He feels that pressure.

On his journey this time, he meets Steve’s (Zahn) new ape character. He’s a loner, living in an old ski lodge?

That’s right. What’s extraordinary about that is that what he represents is a character that is not of their tribe. We realize that the effects of the virus we now know are much further ranging and that’s a shock to the apes of Muir Woods.

And does Caesar see something of almost a kindred spirit in Steve’s character?

Yes, he’s seen terrible destruction and he’s been to a very dark places. There’s a coming together. Caesar views him as a sort of an oddball that he comes across until this common ground is felt between them, which then does unite them. There’s this kind of moment where Caesar looks at him in a completely different light and he realizes that he’s been through what are the same sorts of tragedy that Caesar’s been through.

Steve is the new person in the performance capture gear. How has he been coming in?

It’s like water off a duck’s back to him! He’s just such a brilliant actor first, which is all that’s required. It’s nothing to do with anything apart from understanding your character and playing it and he’s terrific physical anyway. And he’s a great comedian. He’s perfectly suited for this role. I mean, he’s brought such a lot to it. It’s great working with him. He’s a theater actor, and there is that sense of kind of really vibing off the situation, with Matt’s excellent direction.

We’ve seen Steve play dramatic before. But this seems to be a different level from him. Would you agree?

Absolutely. What it requires from you as an actor is a big suspension of disbelief, but it’s also it’s very nuanced. I think as people become kind of savvy about what performance capture is they realize it isn’t just about pantomiming. It’s not just about hugephysical performances.

In terms of getting that, has the technology changed much from Dawn?

The process is much more streamlined. We come in in the mornings, we go and we get our gear on, which is very much streamlined. The facial cameras, they’re evolved. But in essence it’s the big leap was, I suppose,from Rise when we started to being able to shoot on location. That was significant. And it’s just it’s more robust since then, buteasier to move cameras around.

And you all keep setting yourself new challenges…

The beginning of Dawn was pretty challenging because we were in very, very wet conditions the first few days. Actually, for quite some, and then we were in New Orleans which was boiling hot. And this one is cold!

Is the scale bigger this time?

When you think about it, Rise was quite an intimate piece. It was in a domestic situation and then a slightly bigger family in the atrium with all of the other apes. Then Dawn grew, and built on that to a larger community. And now we’re in this situation where it’s huge landscape and epic.

And shot in 65mm?

It looks incredible in 65mm. It really does. I saw some camera tests and it’s gonna look phenomenal actually. Matt’s palette, and James Chinlund’s incredible designs and Mike Seresin of course as cinematographer. It’s just the combination of those three…

Is it nice being with Matt as director again?

He knows the story like the back of his hand. He writes with Mark Bomback and he knows them. Not only that, he’s quite a good actor himself in the sense that when he writes, he writes from the inside. When it comes to shoot as well, it’s very subtle in the direction that he gives and he creates space around the actors, which on films of this scale, you don’t always get. I’m so excited to be working with him again. I love his company and love his energy and he really is the real deal. He totally understands the metaphor of these movies in turn and he’s passionate about them. He’s smart as anything.

It sounds like he has a lot more rehearsal time than some other projects do. I mean, you have the time to really go in and you can keep shooting and finding things?

The joy of performance capture is that you can go back and you can hone it. And so, once you’ve got the plates and we shot all the environments, we inevitably have periods where we can go in. I mean, that seems to be the way now in performance capture. You can go in reiterating and revisiting moments, beats, shots, character, everything.

Spiderman: Homecoming-Releasing in English and Tamil on July 7th

Spiderman: Homecoming-Releasing in English and Tamil on July 7th

Sony Pictures presents SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING                                                 

Spiderman-the utterance of this very name will create a flutter in the minds of all movie buffs, regardless of the factor of age! A social crusader who will rush and run and also fly to the rescue of all those in distress under any circumstances! Otherwise, he is a normal human being with a family to fend for as also a girlfriend to romance with! Based on the character of Spiderman created by Marvel Comics, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is a super hero film that is said to be the second reboot of the ‘Spiderman’ film franchise. Also, it is the 16th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Jon Watts has wielded this high voltage action film based on the screenplay by a team that consists of Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and of course, Jon Watts too, based on the story idea by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. It is worth noting that it was Stan Lee and Steve Ditco were the ones who created the Spiderman character!

A 15-year old who received spider-like abilities after being bitten by a genetically-modified spider, Peter is basically a kid dealing with everyday problems that a 15-year-old deals with as well as trying to save the city. Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his aunt May (Marisa Tomei) under the watchful eyes of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), trying to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) referred to as the Vulture, a man with criminal tendencies who runs a New York salvaging company and has a suit consisting of mechanical wings forged from upgraded technology. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. Michelle Toomes (Zendaya), Adrian’s daughter, is Parker’s classmate!

Stepping into the shoes of the Spiderman, the phenomenally famous super hero character enacted formerly by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield is  Tom Holland known for his films as ‘The Impossible’, ‘Wolf Hall’, ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ etc.  

It is interesting to that Tom Holland attended The Bronx High School of Science in The Bronx for a few days to prepare for the title role. And as interesting as that is the fact that Michael Keaton has played ‘Batman’ in the Tim Burton’s film of 1989 as well as in its sequel of 1992.

Sony Pictures, the banner which has backed the production is already busy with a sequel to this film that is expected to hit the screens in July 2019! The film is available in 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D. The film has mostly been shot at Georgia, New York and Berlin.

CREDITS-  Music-Michael Giaccino   Cinematography- Salvatore Totino 

SPIDERMAN-STORIES!

Ever since Stan Lee and Steve Ditco created the character of Spiderman, several comics, movies and animated and television series have been made on the superhero!

It was in the year 1962 that the 1st comic book-Amazing Fantasy- was published followed by the Amazing Spiderman in 1973 and one more carrying the same title in 1988. Avengers came up in 1990 and in 2012 The Amazing Spiderman came up to catch up with the fantasy of the new generation readers! 

As far as the Animated series are concerned, the 1st one was kick started in 1967, two in 1981, again in 1994, one more in 1999 and yet another in 2003, again in 2008, one more in 2012 and a soon to be released 2017 version in August 2017!

As far as the films are concerned, 10 movies at different stages made by different filmmakers have hit the screen so far! Spiderman was made in 1977 followed by Spiderman Strikes Back in 1978 so on and so forth. It was in 2002 that Sam Raimi’s version was made with Tobey Maguire as the Spiderman, followed by Spiderman-2 in 2004 and Spiderman-3 in 2007.

Two television series-one in 1977 titled The Amazing Spider-Man and Supaidaman a new version in Japanese with a fresh plot was also made in 1978.

It was in 2012 that The Amazing Spiderman, a reboot was made by Marc Webb with Andrew Garfield as the Spiderman. Its 2nd installment came up in 2014 and it was called The Amazing Spiderman-2.

Spiderman: Homecoming is the 3rd modern day reboot of the popular franchise! 

Maxwell Dillon, Norman Osborn, Aleksei Sytsevich and Michael Keaton are the stars who have played the baddies so far! Cletus Kasady is the villain of the next installment in 2018, if sources are to be believed!

Costume designer Louise Frogley has added on some special features to the Spiderman costume and it has web wings under his arms! Also, the wings would come out when Spiderman glides down a cityscape. Besides that, the new mask as on eye form which helps Spiderman to open and close his eyes in addition making his view wider! In short, Spiderman can show his emotions better in this new costume!

Tom Holland, the new Spiderman is really a lucky guy! 

War for the Planet of the Apes-Releasing in English and Tamil on July 14th

War for the Planet of the Apes-Releasing in English and Tamil on July 14th

Fox Star Studios presents WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

 Science fictions that are conceived and crafted on a huge canvas never fail to generate fortunes as most of them receive acclaim both critically and commercially! A case in point is the tale of the ‘Apes’!  ‘The Planet of the Apes’ series of films has already grown into a big franchise in the history of sci-fi thrillers and the 4th installment of that original series was ‘Conquest of the Planet of the Apes’ that hit the screens in 1972! Way back in 2011 came, ‘The Rise of the Planet of the Apes’, directed by Rupert Wyatt which was said to be a reboot of the ‘Planet of the Apes’ series. It was followed by a sequel, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ in 2014. Needless to state, both the films kept the box-office bells ringing for long! ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is the third installment of the new ‘Apes’ franchise!

Mankind has always had the tendency to exploit the animal kingdom by making use of them for scientific experiments! On one such occasion, a scientist utilizes the services of a baby chimpanzee which acquires powers of the humans such as the abilities to think, speak and more of such humanistic traits!

Caesar, (Andy Serkis) a noble and intelligent chimpanzee, who leads a tribe of genetically enhanced apes as their King. Caeser his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson), an iron-fisted soldier obsessed with wiping out Caesar and his tribe to defend his people from destruction. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet.

Mark Bomback, the writer of the earlier two films has collaborated with Matt Reeves (who helmed ‘The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’!) for a second time in succession!

  It is significant to note that the characters were created by Rick Jaffa and Amantha Silver based on the premise suggested by Pierre Boulle.

As this story continues, we know that war is not avoided by the end of ‘The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ This third installment of the new ‘Apes’ franchise takes the viewers  into a world full of unexpected surprises punctuated by a lot of twists and turns!  It is in fact nothing short of an epic story that sketches the rise of Caesar from humble beginnings to being a revolutionary! While the second movie was about the need to rise to the challenge of being a great leader in the most difficult of times, this is the story that presents and projects Caesar’s his status as a seminal figure in ape history, and sort of leads to an almost biblical status. He is going to become like a mythic ape figure, like Moses!

Michael Giaccino has scored the music while Michael Seresin and William Hoy have assumed responsibilities for the cinematography and editing of this latest film that has been dubbed in regional languages as Tamil and Telugu too.

Spiderman: Homecoming-Releasing in English and Tamil on July 7th

Spiderman: Homecoming-Releasing in English and Tamil on July 7th

Sony Pictures presents SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING                                                         Spiderman-the utterance of this very name will create a flutter in the minds of all movie buffs, regardless of the factor of age! A social crusader who will rush and run and also fly to the rescue of all those in distress under any circumstances! Otherwise, he is a normal human being with a family to fend for as also a girlfriend to romance with! Based on the character of Spiderman created by Marvel Comics, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is a super hero film that is said to be the second reboot of the ‘Spiderman’ film franchise. Also, it is the 16th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Jon Watts has wielded this high voltage action film based on the screenplay by a team that consists of Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and of course, Jon Watts too, based on the story idea by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. It is worth noting that it was Stan Lee and Steve Ditco were the ones who created the Spiderman character!

A 15-year old who received spider-like abilities after being bitten by a genetically-modified spider, Peter is basically a kid dealing with everyday problems that a 15-year-old deals with as well as trying to save the city. Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his aunt May (Marisa Tomei) under the watchful eyes of his mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), trying to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) referred to as the Vulture, a man with criminal tendencies who runs a New York salvaging company and has a suit consisting of mechanical wings forged from upgraded technology. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. Michelle Toomes (Zendaya), Adrian’s daughter, is Parker’s classmate!

Stepping into the shoes of the Spiderman, the phenomenally famous super hero character enacted formerly by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield is  Tom Holland known for his films as ‘The Impossible’, ‘Wolf Hall’, ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ etc.  

It is interesting to that Tom Holland attended The Bronx High School of Science in The Bronx for a few days to prepare for the title role. And as interesting as that is the fact that Michael Keaton has played ‘Batman’ in the Tim Burton’s film of 1989 as well as in its sequel of 1992.

Sony Pictures, the banner which has backed the production is already busy with a sequel to this film that is expected to hit the screens in July 2019! The film is available in 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D. The film has mostly been shot at Georgia, New York and Berlin.

CREDITS-   Music-Michael Giaccino   Cinematography- Salvatore Totino

Feature: Michael Keaton and his ‘winged’ character cinematic obsession!

Oscar winner Michael Keaton has sparked tremendous curiosity and amongst superhero fans when it was announced that he would play the winged villain Vulture in 2017’s most awaited Spiderman ; Homecoming releasing on 7th July.

Michael Keaton is returning to his superhero roots, this time as a villain, in as Vulture, a Marvel super villain with the most fitting nom de plume of crime and one distinct quality: He’s an every-man.

Director Jon Watts explains, “My whole approach for this movie is that we’ve seen the penthouse level of the (Marvel) universe,” says director Jon Watts (Cop Car). “We’ve seen what it’s like to be a billionaire inventor and to be a Norse god. We’ve seen the very top of this world. But we’ve never seen what it’s like to be just a regular joe.”

A 1963 bird like character who was the second villain Spidey faced in comic books, the Vulture is getting a modern makeover with a wicked high-tech wing suit and even a common man day job. But this is not Michael Keaton’s first time playing a character that at its most basic core involves flying or something aviary: He is quite obsessed with such characters!

Keaton last portrayed an iconic bird-like superhero relieving his glory days in the black comedy “Birdman” which gave him an Oscar nod. Birdman was hailed for its layered themes and Meta story, including the portrayal of Keaton as a washed-up former superhero performer. Michael Keaton also has had a long history with the superhero genre. Since his debut as Bruce Wayne in Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989, he has been synonymous with his iconic portrayal as the Caped Crusader.

Birds, Flying, Superheroes and Villains: looks like Michael Keaton’s Aviary Avatars will continue to enthrall us!

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is all set to release in India on 7th July, 2017. (7.7.17)  

Spiderman: Homecoming’ star Tom Holland says he doesn’t like Spiders

Actor Tom Holland says he does not like spiders and is creeped out by them. 
The 21-year-old actor, who stars as Peter Parker/ Spiderman in Marvel’s upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, says he fears the arachnid species as he finds them “sneaky”, reported FemaleFirst.”I don’t like spiders, man, just because they are sneaky – they just really scare me. They are hairy – ugh. 
“The more I get asked this question, the more scared I get of spiders so I think I am going to try to convince myself that I am not afraid of spiders,” Holland says. 
About Spider-Man: Homecoming

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. 

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is all set to release in India on 7th July, 2017. (7.7.17)  

Tom Holland Confirms A ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trilogy

Tom Holland will soon be seen in his first solo superhero film Spider-Man: Homecoming, releasing on July 07, 2017.

The news comes straight from star Tom Holland, who accidentally revealed the plans in a Facebook interview with French outlet AlloCiné.

Tom stated, “There is still a lot of room for Peter Parker, and Spider-Man especially, to grow, in the next two movies. He’s definitely not the finished article by the end of Spider-Man: Homecoming, and I am really look forward to exploring the different ways he can grow up and go through puberty, I guess. Yeah, it’s going to be an exciting couple of movies. Yeah, there will be Spider-Man 2 and 3.”3.”

At the moment, only the sequel for Spider-Man: Homecoming has a set release date for July 5th, 2019.

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is all set to release in India on 7th July, 2017. (7.7.17)  

Robert Downey Jr. is the coolest mentor ever!

 After Captain America, Tom is all set to entertain us in his film ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. Joining him is Tony Stark aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) as the ‘Coolest Mentor Ever’.

In a latest video, Robert is speaking about Tony mentoring Peter. “Tony is keeping a real close eye on him and making sure that he is a worthy recruit for the Avengers. He’s quite gifted and a very talented guy… I think with a little bit more mentoring, you’ll be a real asset to the team.” 

Check out Robert Downey Jr speaking on Ironman being the coolest mentor to Tom Holland aka Spiderman and how the Guru-disciple relationship is wonderfully explored in the clip!

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrv5UR1oEVU

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is all set to release in India on 7th July, 2017. (7.7.17) 

 Feature: Hollywood’s Summer Blockbuster season is here!

The Hollywood summer movie season is dominated by two types of movie: action packed sequels (a new installment in a story) and reboots (re-imagined versions of previously told stories).

With Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 and Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 kick-starting the blockbuster summer of 2017, here’s a sneak peak in to the other exciting movies in store for all of us in the summer period before the rains kick in! From talking cars to horrific mummies and ravaging apes and kickass superheroes, everyone has something to look forward to this June-July!

Spiderman: Homecoming- 7th July

We’ve got ourselves a new Spider-Man in Tom Holland, who made his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War last year. The trailer looks good, and it’s always exciting to see an actor breathe new life into a beloved character — and Spidey is nothing if not beloved.

Wonder Woman- 2nd June

Last summer, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was widely considered a fiascot, but its shining star was Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, who didn’t get nearly enough screen time. Now she’s got a whole movie to herself.

The Mummy-9th June

Tom Cruise stars in the reimagining of the Mummy franchise

Cars 3D- 16th June

Lightning McQueen and all the beloved talking cars are back in Disney-Pixar’s Cars3D. Starring the voice of Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington, Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion and Bonnie Hunt amongst others; Cars 3 cruises into cinemas this June 16!

Transformers: The Last Knight-23rd June

It is the fifth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a direct sequel to 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film was directed by Michael Bay, with Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci reprising their roles from Age of Extinction alongside Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro from the first three movies.

Baby Driver – 30th June

In Edgar Wright’s sixth feature film, “Baby Driver,” due out June 30, AnselElgort plays a getaway driver whose job is propelled by his own musical playlist. The cast also includes Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Lily James, Jon Hamm, and Eiza Gonzalez.

Despicable Me 3- 30th June

Despicable Me 3 will be the third installment in the Despicable Me film series, and the sequel to Despicable Me 2 (2013). Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and co-directed by Eric Guillon, the film is written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. It stars the voices of Steve Carell in a dual role, Kristen Wiig, and Trey Parker.

 War Of the Planet Of The Apes-14th July

That War for the Planet of the Apes is being directed by Matt Reeves (who also made 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is especially promising with stunning VFX 

 

FEATURE: 5 Things In ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ That Are Contrasting From The Comics

Well, every fanboy has geared up for the upcoming superhero release ‘SpiderMan : Homecoming’ which is all set to release in India on 7th July, here are 5 things that we have summed up for non-superhero audiences that are contrasting from the comic books.

  1. Spidey’s Suit has a different techno-savvy suit in the movie  

In the comic-book Civil War crossover event, Tony Stark builds Peter a new suit called the Iron Spider. It’s a high-tech suit that’s got freaking spider arms on it! Eventually, Peter walks away from Tony’s side and goes back to his original costume. Just like we like it! 

  1. Peter’s best friend

In the film, it looks like Peter’s best friend is called Ned in the film and looks Polynesian whereas, in the comics, Ultimate Spiderman’s best friend is a Korean kid named Ganke. The difference between the comic book Ned and Ganke is that Ned who exists in the comics is a really white superhero, not a kid in school.

  1. The Vulture’s got his looks revamped for the film

In the comics, Adrian Toomes aka The Vulture has a pretty silly suit on. The comic book suit looks like a tight spandex suit and he’s also got an incredibly silly tuft of fur around his neck as well. Just a terrible design which the movie fixes and how!

  1. Aunty May’s glamorous avatar

In the comics, Aunty May is an old and incredibly sweet lady who takes care of and gives Peter some much needed emotional support. In the film, Aunty May is played by Marissa Tomei! Enough said! 

  1. Venom isn’t in the film 

In the Homecoming comic book, the Venom suit is a huge part of the story. But, in the film, it looks like the black Venom suit is not going to be a part of the film to be found. This is because there is a standalone film of Venom with Tom Hardy as the lead already in the developing stage

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is all set to release in India on 7th July, 2017. (7.7.17) 

Despicable Me 3 ( English ) Dubbed In Tamil Images & News

Despicable Me 3 ( English ) Dubbed In Tamil Images & News

Universal Pictures presents DESPICABLE ME 3 (Compiled by R.S.Prakash)

CURTAIN RAISER – None of those who enjoy watching 3D computer-animated comedy films would have forgotten the Despicable Me series of films that were lapped up by the young and the old alike!   ‘Despicable Me’ released in 2010 was made at Mac Guff, the French Animation Studio and was directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud who had joined hands to direct ‘Despicable Me 2’, a sequel to the 2010 film.  While the 1st film, made at a budget of $ 69 million grossed $ 543.1 million, the 2nd part, made at a cost of $ 76 million, earned 970.8 million!  This is the 3rd installment of the series and is a sequel to the 2013 film, ‘Despicable Me 2’. Pierre Coffin and Kayle Balda have both directed this 3rd film of the series. It is worth noting that a prequel (or a spin –off to the Despicable Me series, ‘Minions’ was released in 2015 which was directed by Pierre Coffin and Kayle Balda who came in place of Chris Renaud. Made at a cost of $ 74 million, the film collected $ 1.159 million!

 SYNOPSIS –

Gru (voice by Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) are both not too happy about the sudden popularity of Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a former child star who has grown up to become obsessed with the character that he played in the ’80s and is heading towards achieving worldwide recognition! Also, Gru gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru (Steve Carell) who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist to steal the diamond that Bratt has stolen. Get ready to watch the fun filled action!

Margo (Mirands Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Nev Scharrel) are the three adoptive daughters of Gru.

Pierre Coffin who has been associated with the ‘Despicable Me’ series of films as well as the ‘Minions’ has lent his voice to Mel as well as the other Minions!

CREDITS

Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, the writers of the first 2 films have penned the script of this 3rd installment.  Music –Heitor Pereira

Releasing in English and Tamil with a running time of 90 minutes

Hansa Pictures release

Universal Pictures presents THE MUMMY Images & News

Universal Pictures presents THE MUMMY Images & News

Universal Pictures presents THE MUMMY Images & News

CURTAIN RAISER –‘

The Mummy’ is the title of several horror-adventure film series centered on an ancient Egyptian priest who is accidentally resurrected, bringing with him a powerful curse, and the ensuing efforts of heroic archaeologists to stop him. These three series of films accompany a spin-off film series, two comic book adaptations, three video games, an animated television series, and a roller coaster ride.  While ‘The Mummy’ (1999) and ‘The Mummy Returns’ (2001) were directed by Stephen Sommers, the 3rd film of the series, ’The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’ (2008) was directed by Rob Cohen.

SYNOPSIS –

The Mummy is an American action-adventure horror movie directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie. The Mummy is a reboot of The Mummy franchise. Though safely buried inside a tomb deep beneath the desert, an ancient princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella of ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and ‘Star Trek Beyond’) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, thanks to the efforts of a former military man, Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) who is on a journey to the Middle East in search of a long-lost crypt. An ancient, inexplicable curse binds Morton to Princess Ahmanet as he gets more than he bargained for though – much more, in fact – after freeing Sofia Boutella’s unruly deity and subsequently bringing about the end of days. Flanked by Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) and Sgt. Vail (Jake Johnson), the fate of London and potentially the entire world rests on Tom Cruise’s shoulders! Russell Crowe appears as Dr. Henry Jekyll and it is known that Tom Hardy and Eddie Redmayne were considered for the role. It is believed that this character is expected to be shaped on the lines of Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde in the future films of this franchise!

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

 It is worth noting that the character of Ahmanet is loosely based on the Egyptian Goddess, Amunet! The film has been shot at locations in U.K., Namibia, Surrey and London. Reportedly made at a cost of $125 million, the film has a running time of 107 minutes.

CREDITS –

Music -Brian Tyler; Cinematography –Ben Seresin; Edited by – Gina Hirsch and Paul Hirsch

 HANSA PICTURES release in English and Tami

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