THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US | Idris Elba Reads His Own Fan Fiction and The Result is Amazing

It’s Man Crush Monday and today 20th Century Fox has released a new video of THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US #MCM star Idris Elba reading fan fiction… about himself! Brace yourself for what happens when our favorite man crush reads your fantasy aloud.

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, directed by Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba.

SYNOPSIS: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible. 

The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad and stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba.

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US hits theaters everywhere October 6, 2017! 

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THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US | First Clip Released! | #MountainBetweenUs

MountainPoster[1]20th Century Fox has released the first clip for THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, directed by Academy Award nominee Hany Abu-Assad and stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba.

SYNOPSIS: Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. They embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness discovering strength they never knew possible.

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US hits theaters everywhere October 6, 2017! 

 

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US
Release: October 6, 2017
Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad
Screenplay by: Chris Weitz and J. Mills Goodloe
Based upon the Book by: Charles Martin
Produced by: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, David Ready
Cast: Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney

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Movie Review: COLLATERAL BEAUTY

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Hey, movie lovers!

I know I’m late to the game on this one, but I watched it last night with my niece and just had to post about it. To be quite honest, I’m surprised it has a 12% on Rotten Tomatoes! I can see how some people might not enjoy it as much as I did, but I wonder if the people who didn’t like it have experienced loss in their lives. From personal experience, I know how death can create these questions in your mind about love, time and death so the meaning behind the movie really hit me in the heart. My niece just loves any movie that can make her cry for some reason (teenagers!), but she loves this one!

SYNOPSIS: Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. 

Let me start by saying that Will Smith kills it in this movie. We all know he’s a great actor, but he hasn’t always chosen the best roles in his career. In this one though, he plays the role of a grieving father so perfectly that you can actually feel his pain. The entire cast does a great job, in my opinion. I found myself getting angry at his friends for scheming behind his back, then I felt sympathy for them because Howard’s grief has affected their lives as well. I think I felt every emotion imaginable while watching this movie and, for me, that’s a sign of a good one.

Every twist and turn in this movie was great and it’s not until the credits roll that everything sort of hits you all at once.

Usually when I see a new movie in the theater, or rent one on On Demand, I try to judge it based on whether or not I would actually buy it or possibly catch it again down the road when it’s streaming online. I rented this one last night and I would definitely buy it. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s one to at least check out. So grab a box of tissues and try to put yourself in this man’s shoes for about 2 hours.

If you forgot what this movie was about, check out the trailer below and if you decide to watch it, let me know what you thought!

 

@Thisfunktional Movie Review: COLLATERAL BEAUTY

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Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Despite being a story around Will Smith’s character, Edward Norton steals “Collateral Beauty” with a charismatic and honest performance.

Howard, played by Smith, is mourning the loss of his daughter by writing letters to three abstractions, time, love and death.

Smith is a fantastic actor who portrays an emotional character with so much grief. He is dramatic and can pull the emotions out of anyone who has dealt with loss.

When his three business associates – Whit, played by Norton, Claire, played by Kate Winslet, and Simon, played by Michael Peña – decide to hire to actors – Brigitte, played by Helen Mirren, Amy, Played by Keira Knightley, and Raffi, played by Jacob Latimore – to play Death, Love and Time and to go to Howard and answer his letters.

Norton is just fantastic playing a humorous, yet emotional business man dealing with life after divorce and having a daughter that dislikes him because of it. He grabs hold of the audience’s attention and steals the spotlight from Smith.

Knightley is brilliant in her role and matches with Norton having several scenes throughout the movie which stand out. Her emotion feels true and can lead the audience to sympathize with her.

Winslet is great, for what is seen of her story. There’s not much the audience can grab on to about her character and leaves the story of her character lacking.

Peña is convincing as his character, but much like Winslet is not really seen as much and does not give enough of his back story to let audiences connect with his character.

Mirren is fantastic as an actress and as Death. She is one of the positive parts of the movie which audiences will enjoy.

Latimore embodies the youthfulness of his character well and gives some aggressiveness to his portrayal of time. He delivers his lines with such ease that audiences can lose themselves into his story and have it flow out like natural speech.

The entire story is difficult to sum up, but its a great story for the holiday season.

I give this drama a 3 out of 5 Popcorns. Although it has great parts to the story and the complexity is refreshing, it targets an audience which has dealt with major loss. The movie fells much like a stage production and yet much of the actual story feels left out. The overall story of Howard can get drowned out by the amazing acting from the supporting cast. The resolution seems to come out so quickly and runs long to where more is explained than what feels needed.

“Collateral Beauty” is now in theaters.

Enter to Win Screening Passes for ‘Triple 9’

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Anybody that knows me…KNOWS I’ve been counting down the days for this one. TRIPLE 9 looks sick!!! If you haven’t watched the Red Band Trailer yet…let me help you with that!

Oh…and it might not be safe for work. (lol)

Dope, huh?! Like I said – – this movie’s going to be SIIIICCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!

Ok – lets talk screenings. I’ve got screening passes for quite a few cities. So my advice – find your city and download fast – these #Triple9 screening passes will go POOF!

TRIPLE 9

Tuesday, February 23

7:30 pm

Visit GOFOBO.COM and enter the code below – Good luck!

Los Angeles – Kinepolis Pico Rivera – IWATPR

New York – Regal Union Square Stadium – IWMNY

Miami – AMC Sunset Place 24 – IWATMIAM

San Jose – AMC Eastridge – IWATCHI

Chicago – Regal City North 14 – IWATCHIC

Houston – Edwards Marq*E Stadium 23 – IWAHOU

San Antonio – Santikos Silverado 16 – IWSA

San Diego – AMC Plaza Bonita 14 – IWASD

Dallas – Cinemark Webb Chapel 17 – IWATDAL

Phoenix – AMC Westgate 20 – IWAPH

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THIS PROMOTION WILL END ALL OF THE PASSES ARE GONE. No purchase necessary. No one will be admitted late into the movie. Theatre and promoter are not responsible for overbooking. It is our sole discretion at any time to refuse, revoke or limit admission. Only one contest entry per person. Only U.S. residents over the age of 18 are eligible to participate and win. Movie passes do not guarantee entry. Please read screening ticket for all rules.

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#Triple9 – In theaters February 26

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‘Triple 9’ Los Angeles World Premiere Ticket Giveaway!!!

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MOVIE FANS!!! Are you ready?!!

IT’S THE WORLD PREMIERE TICKET GIVEAWAY!!

I’ve got RED CARPET tickets for the upcoming super bad ass flick – TRIPLE 9!! Have you see the trailer yet? Wait…have you seen the RED BAND Restricted Trailer?! OHHHH MANNNNNN…

…Oh…and it might not be safe for work.

 

AMAZING, RIGHT?! This movie looks sick!!!

SYNOPSIS: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

 

Ok – enough of me…lets get to this contest. Here’s what you gotta do to enter…answer the following question below. If you move my heart – you’re a winner…if you don’t move my heart…well…I still love ya!

“WHY DO YOU DESERVE THESE #TRIPLE9 WORLD PREMIERE TICKETS?!”

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Please send your ANSWER, FIRST & LAST NAME to mikethemovieguy@gmail.com

In the Subject Line – use: Los Angeles Triple 9

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#Triple9 World Premiere

Tuesday, February 16

7:30PM

Regal Cinemas LA Live

1000 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tickets will be picked up at premiere. Tickets are just for the premiere and not for the after-party.

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THIS PROMOTION WILL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 8AM/C. No purchase necessary. No one will be admitted late into the movie. It is our sole discretion at any time to refuse, revoke or limit admission. Only one contest entry per person. You must be over the age of 18 to participate and win.

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Official Website: Triple9Movie.com

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