Thursday, April 22, 2010

“Disaster movie - New York Post” plus 3 more

“Disaster movie - New York Post” plus 3 more


Disaster movie - New York Post

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 01:15 AM PDT

This journey has the makings of an epic film on its own.

The Irish producers of a flick scheduled to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival tomorrow night were forced by Iceland's volcano on a round-the-world voyage through six countries in an effort to get their film to New York on time.

With most flights out of Europe grounded for days, Rebecca O'Flanagan and Rob Walpole embarked on the grueling itinerary Sunday, departing from Dublin with the final cut of their film, "My Brothers," to travel by ferry across the Irish Sea to Holyhead in Wales.

From there, they drove nearly 400 miles to Dover, England, to catch a ferry across the English Channel to Calais in France. They then drove more than 900 miles to Madrid, and spent all day yesterday trying to book a flight to anywhere in the Western Hemisphere.

As of late last night, they had landed in Bogota, Colombia, where they caught a connection to Miami. They are scheduled to arrive in New York sometime this afternoon, giving them to time to spare before their scheduled 5 p.m. premiere tomorrow.

"It's been a crazy trip," Walpole said by phone from the Bogota airport. "We're absolutely thrilled we are going to make it -- fingers crossed, of course."

Festival spokeswoman Tammie Rosen said the volcano created a logistical nightmare.

"We have films from 38 countries, so people are coming from all over," she said. "It's been kind of hectic."

Festival organizers handle the traveling arrangements for directors; producers are left to their own devices.

Ironically, now that the travel ban has been lifted, "My Brothers" director Paul Fraser, who stayed behind in Ireland, will be able to get to the Big Apple on direct flights with actors in the film, about three brothers trying to find a replacement for their dying father's broken watch.

The festival, which begins tonight, continues well into May, so most films would be unaffected. But if any filmmaker -- or the film itself -- were unable to get to New York in time, organizers said they were prepared to show screenings and do question-and-answer sessions using the Internet phone service Skype, Rosen said.

Other epic travel tales caused by the Icelandic volcano could be found all over Europe.

Lehman College's Philosophy Department chairman, Massimo Pigliucci, took a five-train, 1,000-mile trek across Europe in an effort to get home, only to get stuck in Rome.

Starting at a conference in Amsterdam, Pigliucci, 46, rode the rails first to Frankfurt, Germany, where he caught a connection to Zurich, and then another to the tiny town of Chiasso, Italy. There, he slept on the floor until he could get another train to Milan, followed by a high-speed trip to Rome.

Despite the Herculean effort, Pigliucci was told he couldn't get a flight back to Newark until Saturday.

"I was remarkably calm about the whole thing," he said. "It is what it is. It seems like I could deal with it."

lukas.alpert@nypost.com

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Movie News & Gossip - YAHOO!

Posted: 22 Apr 2010 01:22 AM PDT

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Losers" is a cartoonish nonstop action movie in which characters zip around the world, breaking, entering and blowing things up without any pretense to logic.

It's a world devoid of any geopolitics, connective tissue, human backgrounds or ideals other than greed and self-preservation. It is, of course, a Warner Bros. actioner adapted from a comic book series. Characters are two-dimensional, but the actors all play them with vigor, each focusing on a single outstanding feature of his character, so their interplay within the bullet-splattering sequences has resonance.

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Win Movie Tickets! - KTTC

Posted: 21 Apr 2010 11:56 PM PDT

Enter below (way below!) to win free movie passes from Cinemagic and KTTC! Every weekday one lucky viewer will be selected by news anchor Rachel Wick to receive two free movie passes good at either Chateau 14 Theatres located in Northeast Rochester ... or Hollywood 12 Theatres in Northwest Rochester. Good luck! Watch Rachel Wick afternoons on the NewsCenter at Five. 

Enter once a day. Include your mailing address because if you win, we'll mail the movie tickets to you!

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Movies Home Movie/Theater Listings The KSL Movie Show - ksl.com

Posted: 21 Apr 2010 11:28 PM PDT

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A program dedicated to bringing wit and wisdom to movie-goers everywhere. Since 1985, well-respected citizens have hung their heads in shame as they admit that they listen to and even love this odd compilation of movie entertainment. The movie show cadre of critics join each Friday afternoon from 10-12 pm (MST) to bring you the latest in movie madness. You definitely do not have to be crazy to listen...but it does help.

Doug Wright
Ever since sneaking off at the age of 10 to the southeast theater in Sugarhouse (giving his grandmother a heart attack) to see "Westside Story," Doug has had a lifelong love of movies. For 12 years, he has been hosting the infamous "Movie Show" and frying listener's brains with his deep and twisted reviews. Plus, he is the only local movie critic who can operate a silent era motiograph and a Bauer 70 mm projector. (big whoop!)

Steve Salles
Self described as amazingly insightful and sidesplittingly funny, this man will bring a whole new world to your perception of movies. His reviews can be found at the "Standard Examiner."

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