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13 Questions for ‘Harbinger Down’ Executive Producer and CEO of Dark Dunes Productions, Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki

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July 25, 2014
Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki

We were fortunate to have a sit down with Dark Dunes Productions CEO Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki and discuss his upcoming horror sci/fi thriller HARBINGER DOWN, and working relationship with the practical FX house Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. (Studio ADI) owned by Alec Gillis and Tom Woodriff Jr.  Alec and Tom have over 60 years...
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Oscar Winning FX Company Pushes Back Against Big Studios

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May 16, 2013
Oscar Winning FX Company Pushes Back Against Big Studios

By Will Sterling As the statue was being handed to the winners of the Best Visual Effects Oscar this year, Rhythm and Hues, the company responsible for the VFX of Life of PI, was filing for bankruptcy. Much has been made of the plight of the digital FX powerhouses since then. For artists working in Animatronics...
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Cannes 2012: The Films We Can’t Wait To See

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June 12, 2012
Cannes Film Festival 2012

By Austen Brooks This year’s festival wrapped up on May 27. Here are a few entries to look for in the coming months. AMOUR (Love): Winner of the coveted Palme d’Or, Michael Hanake’s drama about an elderly couple whose love is tested has gotten buzz for its impeccable direction and soulful performances. Look for...
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21 Jump Street: Not New, But Very Fresh

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May 17, 2012
21 Jump Street (2012) - movie - review

By Austen Brooks Nothing about 21 Jump Street is new: it’s a gross-out buddy comedy based on a television series about two cops who go undercover at a high school where they get the chance to relive and redeem their teens. But, somehow, 21 is fresh – probably because it knows exactly what it is...
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Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI): ‘John Carter’ Audiobook Debuts on SiriusXM’s Book Radio Channel

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March 7, 2012
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) - Book Radio

By Demian Russian ‘John Carter in A Princess of Mars’, the new audiobook from Tantor Audio, premieres Thursday, March 8th at 8:00AM on Sirius XM Radio’s (NASDAQ:SIRI) Book Radio channel (Sirius and XM channel 80), giving listeners the opportunity to hear the original Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction thriller before watching the film adaptation, which...
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‘J. Edgar’: Examining Clint Eastwood’s Next Movie

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September 19, 2011
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‘J. Edgar’ is the title of multi-award winning actor/director Clint Eastwood’s next movie. The film is lined up to open the AFI Festival this year on Novomber 3rd. It will then be released in the United States on November 9th and worldwide on Novovember 11th. The film is a biographical drama centering mainly on...
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Eddie Murphy Could Host Next Year’s Oscars

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September 8, 2011
Eddie Murphy

It’s been recently reported from various sources in Tinsel Town that Oscar ceremony producers Don Mischer and Brett Ratner are considering award winning actor and comedian Eddie Murphy to host next year’s Oscar ceremony. Of course, it has not been made official. Although Murphy is the second highest grossing actor in America today, he...
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Martin Scorcese to Remake ‘The Gambler’

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September 2, 2011
Martin Scorcese - Leanardo DiCaprio - The Gambler

Along with writer William Monahan, the multi award winning director Martin Scorcese is planning a remake of the 1974 movie The Gambler. The film starred James Caan as the lead character, Axel Freed, a New York City English professor with a pathological gambling addiction which slowly but surely escalates out of control. Although Freed...
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Opportunities Abound for Christian Bale

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August 25, 2011
Christian Bale

Christian Bale made his film debut in the television movie Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986), in which he played the role of Tsarevich Alexei. At that time the young aspiring actor would have had no idea his career would elevate to the levels it has, in Hollywood no less. Not only has he...
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Miramax Movie App Coming to Facebook

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August 22, 2011
miramax

The American distribution and production company Miramax has just struck a deal with the biggest social networking website, Facebook. Miramax, which was bought by The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), is known for its distribution of foreign and independent films. The deal reported by paidContent involves the biggest Facebook streaming movie venture seen to date,...
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Wicker Man Sequel Slated for 2012 Release

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August 16, 2011
The Wicker Tree

Rights for the production of The Wicker Tree, a sequel to the classic horror film The Wicker Man (1973) have been granted to the American distributor Anchor Bay Films. The company is already aiming for a 2012 release date in the U.S. The film will co-star Graham McTavish. British actor Christopher Lee, who himself...
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Disney Reducing the Cost of ‘The Lone Ranger’

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August 16, 2011
The Lone Ranger

News has just surfaced that the costs associated with Disney’s Lone Ranger project are spiralling out of control. Now producer Jerry Bruckheimer is scrambling to shrink those costs down. There have been misleading rumors circling around recently that Disney has completely pulled the plug on the project altogether, but this couldn’t be further from...
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Reese Witherspoon to Star in Disney’s ‘Wish List’

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August 3, 2011
Reese Witherspoon

The choice of roles some Hollywood A-listers make never ceases to be a source of great bewilderment and mystery to me. Reese Witherspoon’s recent decision to star in Disney’s upcoming movie Wish List is no exception. Wish List will be a romantic comedy about a young girl who makes 10 wishes beside a wishing...
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