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Cinematic Return of Saving Private Ryan and Forrest Gump Honor D-Day’s 75th Anniversary and Gump’s 25th

Two beloved and critically acclaimed films starring Oscar®-winning* actor Tom Hanks return to more than 600 cinemas nationwide this June from Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures: “Saving Private Ryan” and “Forrest Gump.”

Each film commemorates a notable milestone: “Saving Private Ryan” plays June 2 and 5, in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day; “Forrest Gump,” which plays June 23 and 25, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. All presentations screen at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day.

Tickets for each film are available beginning today at www.FathomEvents.comand at participating theater box offices.

Director Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed epic “Saving Private Ryan” stars Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon and Tom Sizemore and is considered one of the greatest WWII films ever made in large part because of its astonishingly realistic recreation of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. In addition to its critical acclaim, it was
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Film News Roundup: ‘Armstrong’ Doc Set for Release on 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

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Film News Roundup: ‘Armstrong’ Doc Set for Release on 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing
In today’s film news roundup, a Neil Armstrong documentary and “The Invisible Man” get release dates, “Forrest Gump” and “Saving Private Ryan” get re-released and Patrick Fugit gets cast.

Release Dates

Gravitas Ventures has bought worldwide rights to the Neil Armstrong documentary “Armstrong” and will open the film on July 12 in theaters and on demand, Variety has learned exclusively.

“Armstrong,” featuring the voice of Harrison Ford, is directed by David Fairhead (“Spitfire” and “Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo”), and produced by Gareth Dodds and Keith Haviland (“The Last Man on the Moon”). The film will open eight days before the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

“Armstrong” will include never-before-seen family home-movie footage and photos, showcasing Armstrong’s service as a fighter pilot in Korea, his test-pilot days, and the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions.

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Universal Pictures has set a March 13, 2020, release date for “The Invisible Man,
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‘Star Wars’ Team on Creating Chewbacca, Wookiee Noises in ‘The Art of Cinematic Sound’

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‘Star Wars’ Team on Creating Chewbacca, Wookiee Noises in ‘The Art of Cinematic Sound’
“I knew the sound was part of the foundation of what the movie was going to be,” George Lucas explains in this exclusive clip from Midge Costin’s “Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound.” Ben Burtt, sound designer on “Star Wars,” goes on to explain how the team originally created the legendary sounds used for Chewbacca and the wookiees in the franchise.

The trick, he says in the clip, was spending time with a young bear and using bread to coax the sounds from the animal. The words from the film team, also including sound editor Richard Anderson, mesh with footage of Han Solo talking to Chewbacca. Peter Mayhew, who played the iconic wookiee, died in April.

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound” premiered in the Cannes Classics documentary section. It takes a historical journey through sound design within cinema from its early beginnings to modern-day blockbuster films,
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Hate ‘Game of Thrones’ All You Want, But Don’t Overlook Miguel Sapochnik’s Legendary Direction

Hate ‘Game of Thrones’ All You Want, But Don’t Overlook Miguel Sapochnik’s Legendary Direction
Game of Thrones” backlash hit a new level of outrage following the series’ penultimate episode, “The Bells.” Daenerys’ transformation into the Mad Queen has divided fans like no other twist in the show’s eight-season history. Other final season decisions, from Cersei’s uneventful death to Brienne losing her virginity to Jaime, also have been met with similar rage. While backlash can yield important critical perspectives (read IndieWire’s essay on “Thrones'” disrespectful treatment of women), the conversation around “Thrones” has gotten so drowned out by fans upset with the storytelling that barley anyone is giving attention to the one person who deserves overwhelming praise for “The Bells”: Director Miguel Sapochnik.

“The Bells” marked Sapochnik’s final episode of “Thrones” and capped off a six-episode directorial run that stands as some of the best filmmaking television or movies has seen this decade. Sapochnik got his start in film with his 2010 debut “Repo Men,
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Game of Thrones Winners & Losers - Season 8 Episode 5

Nick Harley May 13, 2019

After the Last War, we sift through the wreckage to identify the winners & losers from Game of Thrones' latest episode "The Bells."

The Game of Thrones is a deadly one, and like all good games, it has winners and losers. Welcome to Game of Thrones: Winners & Losers, where we take in the latest episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones and determine the top Mvp’s as well as those who were handed a healthy dose of defeat.

Below you’ll find the winners and losers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5, “The Bells.” If you find your favorite character listed as a loser, just remember that the tides on Game of Thrones are always shifting; I swear it by the Old Gods and the New.

*Spoilers for the latest episode of Game of Thrones below*

Winners 1. Daenerys Targaryen

Like the late Ramsay Bolton once said,
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Review: Monotony of Doom—Zhang Yimou's "Shadow"

This last week in April has seen, with Avengers: Endgame and the Battle of Winterfell episode of Game of Thrones, the culmination on the largest scale possible in our fractured culture of a long-simmering trend in American action filmmaking away from color in favor of a grim, murky, monochrome darkness. The TV show was immediately criticized for being nigh unwatchable on a normal television, its images being so dark and cluttered with digital artifacts, while the Marvel movie chose to stage its splash page final battle, the climax of a decade of franchise-building, not as a triumph of four-color majesty but as a dull smear of muddy gray. I’m not sure where exactly the trend started, it might have been when Tim Burton’s shadowy Batman movies outpaced Warren Beatty’s lively Dick Tracy, or it might have been when the pseudo-realism of Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan
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Dennis Quaid Says He Was Blown Away by Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap: 'She Was a Savant'

Dennis Quaid Says He Was Blown Away by Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap: 'She Was a Savant'
Dennis Quaid has some fond memories of The Parent Trap and his time working with Lindsay Lohan.

The A Dog’s Journey actor, 65, opened up on The IMDb Show about working with Lohan, who was 12 years old during the making of the 1998 romantic comedy directed by Nancy Meyers.

“That was during the romantic comedy period, during the 90s,” Quaid told host Tim Kash of the era in which the film was made.

When Kash asked him if he’d seen such talent in an actress that young, Quaid said, “No.”

“She had me believing they were two different kids. She was a savant,
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‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ and ‘Station 19’ Renewed at ABC

Tgit fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as ABC has renewed the Shonda Rhimes-produced “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away With Murder” and “Station 19.”

While the “Grey’s” firefighter spinoff and Viola Davis-led “Htgawm” were picked up for a third and sixth year, respectively, “Grey’s” — the Ellen Pompeo-led medical drama that started it all — got a two-season renewal for Seasons 16 and 17.

“Grey’s Anatomy” showrunner Krista Vernoff will pull double duty running the upcoming season of “Station 19,” following the exit of former showrunner Stacy McKee.

“I’m thrilled to continue at the helm of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and I’m honored and energized by the opportunity to run ‘Station 19,’ as well. To expand upon the world Stacy McKee created, and further merge it with the world of ‘Grey’s,’ is an exciting challenge,” Vernoff said.

Also Read: Fall TV 2019: Every Broadcast Show Canceled,
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Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound Review – Tribeca 2019

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Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound directed by Midge Costin, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, takes a fascinating, in-depth look at the key figures in the field of sound design and the process they’ve mastered.

When the trailers for The Force Awakens first dropped, what gave me the biggest thrill was hearing the Millennium Falcon take flight again, the sound of those Tie fighters hurtling behind it, the zip of the stormtrooper’s laser guns, John Williams’ iconic score, and of course Chewbacca growling in response to Han’s line, ‘Chewie, we’re home’. All elements of that much-loved sci-fi saga’s now familiar sound design that first transported us to a galaxy far, far away back in 1977, created by Oscar-winning sound designer Ben Burtt. Coincidentally, I saw Making Waves on the same day that Peter Mayhew’s family shared the sad news that he had passed away.
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‘Game of Thrones’: The Logistics Behind That Brutal Dragon Shot, Explained

‘Game of Thrones’: The Logistics Behind That Brutal Dragon Shot, Explained
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 8, Episode 4, “The Last of the Starks.”]

On “Game of Thrones,” dragons are supposed to win the war for Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), and yet, she’s just lost her second one. In the episode “The Last of the Starks,” Daenerys is flying on Drogon to her home on Dragonstone when Rhaegal is shot by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) using a giant mounted weapon called a Scorpion. The bolts are so large and powerful that the third to pierce Rhaegal’s neck spells his doom, and he plunges into the water below.

How in hell can fierce, airborne creatures that breathe fire be so vulnerable? IndieWire spoke to VFX supervisor Stefen Fangmeier to understand the logistics behind that fatal shot.

“Obviously, it was meant to be a surprise. I did have my misgivings about necessarily how it could be an element of surprise if she’s up there on her dragon,
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Working in concert by Anne-Katrin Titze

Ira Spiegel on Brian DePalma's Carlito's Way: "A wonderful effects film with a grand shootout in Grand Central Terminal. Sound editors love violence and noise." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

When I met with Aviva Kempner, the director of The Spy Behind Home Plate, at Soundtracks F/T, where she and Martin Scorsese mainstay re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman were putting in the final touches on her documentary, I had the chance to borrow her sound editor Ira Spiegel (Ken Burns's longtime collaborator) for a short while to clue me in on his work in creating the velvety flow of the picture.

Ira Spiegel with Aviva Kempner while re-recording mixer Tom Fleischman works on The Spy Behind Home Plate. Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan and Carroll Ballard's The Black Stallion, executive produced...
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Evan Rachel Wood Tapped to Star in Hiroshima Drama ‘One Thousand Paper Cranes’

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Evan Rachel Wood Tapped to Star in Hiroshima Drama ‘One Thousand Paper Cranes’
Evan Rachel Wood has been tapped to star alongside Jim Sturgess and Shinobu Terajima in “One Thousand Paper Cranes,” the story of Hiroshima survivor Sadako Sasaki and author Eleanor Coerr, who wrote the worldwide bestselling children’s book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.”

Independent has boarded sales ahead of Cannes, where the project will be at the Marche. CAA Media Finance is handling North American rights.

Richard Raymond (“Desert Dancer”) will direct the project from Ben Bolea’s script, which was featured on the Black List. Ian Bryce (“Saving Private Ryan”) will produce alongside Richard Raymond and Irene Yeung.

Also Read: 'Frozen 2': Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K Brown in Talks to Join Cast

“One Thousand Paper Cranes” tells the true story of Sasaki, who was a two-year-old in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city in 1945. She was later diagnosed with leukemia caused by exposure to radiation from the blast.
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Evan Rachel Wood to Star in Hiroshima-Inspired ‘One Thousand Paper Cranes’ (Exclusive)

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Evan Rachel Wood to Star in Hiroshima-Inspired ‘One Thousand Paper Cranes’ (Exclusive)
Evan Rachel Wood will star alongside Jim Sturgess and Shinobu Terajima in “One Thousand Paper Cranes,” the story of Hiroshima survivor Sadako Sasaki and author Eleanor Coerr, who wrote the worldwide bestselling children’s book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.” Independent has boarded sales ahead of Cannes, where the project will be at the Marche. CAA Media Finance is handling North American rights.

Richard Raymond (“Desert Dancer”) will direct from Ben Bolea’s script, which featured on the Black List, the roster of Hollywood’s hottest yet-to-be-produced screenplays. Ian Bryce (“Saving Private Ryan”) will produce alongside Richard Raymond and Irene Yeung.

The film will tell the true story of Sasaki, who was a 2-year-old in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city in 1945. She was later diagnosed with leukemia caused by exposure to radiation from the blast. She drew strength from a Japanese legend that, if she folded 1,000 paper cranes,
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‘Saving Private Ryan’ Is Returning To Cinemas This Summer

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Park Circus has revealed that they will be bringing Steven Spielberg’s superb WWII movie Saving Private Ryan back to cinemas this summer.

The film will be presented in stunning 4K opening in UK cinemas and across selected international territories on 6 June 2019, marking 75 years to the day since World War Two’s ‘D-Day’ Normandy landings – and 21 years since the film was released.

Seen through the eyes of a squad of Us soldiers, the story begins with World Word II’s historic D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is killed in action. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. When General George Marshall learns that the fourth brother, James, is with the 101st Airborne Division somewhere in Normandy,
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Crawl Trailer Unleashes Hungry Alligators During a Roaring Hurricane

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Crawl. This is one of the many movies hitting theaters during the crowded summer movie season. Much of the attention has been paid to big blockbusters such as Detective Pikachu, Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Things of that like. But there are some intriguing horror offerings coming down the pipeline this summer as well and this happens to be one of them. It's got Sam Raimi, the man behind the Evil Dead franchise, putting giant alligators in a disaster situation, with the guy who directed The Hills Have Eyes at the helm. What's not to like?

The trailer itself is tense, violent and contained. Basically, a massive storm in Florida makes it so rescue is nearly impossible. A girl gets stuck trying to save her father at home and, as it just so happens, some very big
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Crawl Brings High Waters and Terror to Theatres this July 12th: Early Stills

French director Alexandre Aja is one of the directors behind the French Extreme film movement. This film fan knows him from the very brutal horror film High Tension (2004) and 2006's remake of The Hills Have Eyes. His latest is titled Crawl. Shot in Belgrade Serbia, this film takes place during a Category 5 hurricane. The high winds bring all sort of catastrophe for a young woman, Haley (Kaya Scodelario), and her father. The film also stars: Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan), Ross Anderson and Anson Boon. Recently, several photos have been released for Crawl, each of which can be found here. The official synopsis mentions alligators and a flooding house. Haley must fight back against the elements as nature takes its toil. Expected to release July 12th, in theatres, a trailer for the film is coming soon. As well, the early stills show Haley and a few dire situations. In one scene,
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'Avengers: Endgame' and That Apparent 'Saving Private Ryan' Reference

'Avengers: Endgame' and That Apparent 'Saving Private Ryan' Reference
[This story contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.]

Avengers: Endgame pays homage to a number of films (such as The Big Lebowski and Back to the Future), and it seems as if the 1998 Steven Spielberg war epic Saving Private Ryan is among them. 

The instance in the recently released Marvel blockbuster is subtle and occurs during a highly surprising and emotional scene, but it is arguably one of the enduring moments in both the Russo brothers film and the Tom Hanks war drama. And it seems only fitting that Matt Damon, who was in the Saving Private Ryan scene, also attended the Endgame premiere ...
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Forrest Gump Is Returning to Theaters For Its 25th Anniversary!

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It's officially been 25 years since we were first introduced to Forrest Gump on that bus-stop bench in Georgia, and to mark the occasion, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures are bringing the 1994 film of the same name back to the big screen. For two days only, the Oscar-winning classic starring Tom Hanks as the titular character will return to over 600 theaters nationwide, alongside Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan.

Forrest Gump depicts several decades throughout Gump's life, and is based on Winston Groom's 1986 novel, in which the protagonist, a slow-witted man from Alabama, unknowingly finds himself at the center of some of the most significant events in history. The movie will be presented to audiences in select theaters on June 23 and 25 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time. In addition to that, Saving Private Ryan will play on June 2 and 5 in honor of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day
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‘Saving Private Ryan’ Returning to Theaters to Commemorate Anniversary of D-Day

‘Saving Private Ryan’ Returning to Theaters to Commemorate Anniversary of D-Day
One of Steven Spielberg‘s biggest achievements, Saving Private Ryan, will return to theaters to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Spielberg’s 1998 World War II movie earned widespread acclaim, and won the filmmaker an Academy Award for Best Director. Fathom Events will bring the movie back to theaters for two days in June. On […]

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Joe Carnahan is Still Developing The Raid Remake and He Shares Some Brutal Plot Details

In case you’ve been wondering what the status is on director Joe Carnahan’s remake of The Raid, we’ve got some new information and details to share with you today!

Frank Grillo signed on to star in the film and the movie is still very much happening. It’s still in development and now we have some of the first brutal story details to share with you since Carnahan took over the project.

The movie will be a reimagining of the Gareth Evans film, which is easily one of the greatest action movies ever made. I love that flick and while I have issues with the film being remade, I actually kinda like what Carnahan is looking to do with it. While talking to Collider, the filmmaker teased how the film would open, and how Grillo’s character will be in super rough shape from the start of
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