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6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain – Review

Review by Jake Billingsley

Momentum Pictures will release 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain in select theaters and On Demand and Digital HD on October 13th.

6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain is about as predictable as its title. Director Scott Waugh (Need for Speed, Act of Valor) takes us into the world of Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett), a former pro hockey star that lost his way. While we gauge our eyes upon the true events that shape LeMarque’s story, we inherit the central focus of his drug problem. We learn that all he has is his addiction, which comes with flashbacks that are almost just as bad; the one positive thing he has is his snowboard. Although, all three of these things eventually bring Eric to a peak of deeper isolation. He gets stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains; what a shocker right? Eric’s mom Susan, played by Mira Sorvino,
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Film Review: ‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain’

Film Review: ‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain’
Call it “The Revenant Lite,” and you won’t be far off the mark. “6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain,” another fact-based tale of resilience and endurance in the frozen wilderness, has Josh Hartnett cast as Eric LeMarque, a former pro hockey player who picks the worst possible time to go snowboarding in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and winds up wandering the unforgiving landscape for eight days while facing frostbite, hypothermia, starvation, dehydration and close encounters with big bad wolves. Unfortunately, director Scott Waugh (“Act of Valor”) and screenwriter Madison Turner somehow manage to make this struggle to survive seem only slightly more exciting than being stuck in rush-hour traffic.

The real-life Eric LeMarque wrote (with Davin Seay) an inspirational account of his misadventure, “Crystal Clear,” in which he credits God for giving him the strength to endure his lengthy exposure to harsh elements — and to more or less simultaneously overcome a crystal meth addiction. In adapting
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New trailer & poster for ’6 Below’

A recreational trip to the mountains becomes a test of human endurance and a fight for survival in 6 Below, arriving in cinemas and on demand on October 13th courtesy of Signature Entertainment. Based on a true story, the film stars Josh Hartnett as Eric LeMarque, a snowboarder that went missing during a storm in the High Sierra Mountains.

Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett; TV’s Penny Dreadful, Lucky Number Slevin) is a thrill-seeking snowboarder with a weight of personal demons on his back. When he gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierra Mountains, LeMarque is pushed to the limit and forced to battle those demons head-on as he fights against the worst the elements can throw at him.

Directed by Scott Waugh (Need For Speed, Act Of Valour), 6 Below also stars Sarah Dumont (Don Jon, TV’s The Royals) and Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino (Summer Of Sam,
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New Trailer Lands For Josh Hartnett Starrer ‘6 Below’

Signature Entertainment has dropped the brand new trailer for the upcoming 6 Below, which stars Josh Hartnett. The film revolves around a recreational trip to the mountains which becomes a test of human endurance and a fight for survival. You can check out the new 6 Below trailer at the bottom of the post…

6 Below trailer: Josh Harnett leads the cast of this thrilling true story.

Here’s the full synopsis:

Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett) is a thrill-seeking snowboarder with a weight of personal demons on his back. When he gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierra Mountains, LeMarque is pushed to the limit and forced to battle those demons head-on as he fights against the worst the elements can throw at him.

Related: Penny Dreadful Season 3 Trailer: Fear Your Dark Side

Featuring a mesmerising tour de force from Hartnett as real-life hero LeMarque,
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‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain’ Trailer: Josh Hartnett Fights to Survive

‘6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain’ Trailer: Josh Hartnett Fights to Survive
Josh Hartnett recently did some of, if not the best work of his career with Penny Dreadful. Since the short-lived Showtime series wrapped up, he’s shot a few films yet to come out, including 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain. The snowy survival tale comes from director Scott Waugh, the stuntman-turned-director who helmed Act of Valor and Need for Speed. Below, check out […]

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Sylvester Stallone And Jackie Chan To Team Up For Ex-Baghdad

Fans of action movies are in for a real treat today, as Deadline is reporting that Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone, both icons of the genre, are set to team up for for Ex-Baghdad, an upcoming thriller produced by Chan’s Sr Media company. With a budget of $80 million, it’s looking to be one of the most costly Chinese productions to date and though both actors are now signed on, no release timetable or shooting schedule has been revealed just yet.

From what we understand, though, the film will revolve around a “Chinese-run oil refinery located in Mosul, Iraq that gets attacked by terrorists.” The owners of the refinery then call in Chan – who plays a private security contractor – to rescue the workers being held hostage. However, he can’t do it alone, and so he recruits Stallone’s ex-marine, leading to the two teaming up to save the day.
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Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan Teaming Up For Massive China-Produced Action Movie

Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan Teaming Up For Massive China-Produced Action Movie
Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan are teaming up for the first time to star in a two-hander action film to be produced in China, according to Deadline. The film will be titled “Ex-Baghdad” and it’s to be helmed by “Act of Valor” and “Need for Speed” director Scott Waugh. The $80 million project would be one of the biggest films to come out of China.

Read More: ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Trailer: Jackie Chan and Justin Theroux Lead the Latest Spinoff

“Ex-Baghdad” follows a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) and an American former Marine (Stallone) who team up to stop a group of delinquents who attack a China-run oil refinery in Mosul, Iraq, to steal a fortune in oil.

The script is by Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco,” “The Titan”). Chan will produce through his company Sr Media, with Qi Jianhong (“1911”), Talent International’s Esmond Ren (“Chinese Zodiac”), and Hans Canosa
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Stallone and Chan team-up for Scott Waugh’s big budget Ex-Baghdad

Author: Zehra Phelan

What happens when you put together a man known as a raw street fighter with a martial arts expert? A brand new action thriller called Ex-Baghdad which will be led by The Expendables and Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone and Rush Hour’s Jackie Chan.

The Need for Speed and Act of Valor director, Scott Waugh will take the helm in the big budget action. Waugh will have a staggering $80 million dollars to play with for this film which will mark it as one of China’s biggest budget movies to ever come out of the country.

Anyone would assume the two veteran action stars would go head to head in this new venture, which is said to be Stallone’s replacement after he parted way with The Expendables but the two will actually be working as a team according to the following synopsis.

When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul,
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Relativity Backer Pushes Its Fraud Case Against Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

On Tuesday, a New York judge got further briefing in advance of a significant decision on whether Steven Mnuchin should remain as a co-defendant in a fraud lawsuit over $60 million lent by Rka Film Financing to Relativity Media.

Before Mnuchin become U.S. Treasury Secretary, his OneWest bank poured $160 million into Relativity, the embattled studio that produced such films as The Fighter, Limitless, Immortals and Act of Valor. In October 2014, Mnuchin became Relativity's co-chairman, a position he held until May 29, 2015, a few weeks before the studio declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Rka, which loaned Relativity money for print and advertising ("P&A") expenses...
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Atomic Blonde Red Band Trailer Is Nuts… But, Is It Good?

After Mad Max: Fury Road, and others, you might think that Charlize Theron as the main character in an action vehicle was not only a no-brainer, but something to jump to the top of the must-see list. Atomic Blonde is coming to prove things one way or the other, and a new red band trailer hopes to suck you in, but is this trailer the sell it thinks it is?

The film is based on a graphic novel and has Theron starring as Lorraine Broughton, an MI6 agent during the Cold War who is sent to investigate the murder of another agent. If the trailer is any sort of true guide, this is a high-octane ride filled with fights, chases, and a decent amount of sex. If the graphic novel is a true guide, it’s a gritty, somewhat crazy investigation that focuses on a character who is somewhat lost within herself.
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Josh Hartnett thriller '6 Below' secures Us deal

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Exclusive: Tooley Productions strikes Efm deal on Eric LeMarque feature.

Momentum Pictures has acquired Us rights to Tooley Productions’ thriller 6 Below starring Josh Hartnett and Mira Sorvino.

Good Universe represents international rights at the Efm to the true story of Olympic hockey player Eric LeMarque, who survives when he gets lost in a storm while snowboarding and must come to terms with his drug addiction.

Scott Waugh directed 6 Below and previously collaborated with producer Tucker Tooley on Act Of Valor.

Tooley Productions and Sonar Entertainment financed the film, which eOne-owned Momentum plans to release later in the year. Tooley Productions’ first-look partner SquareOne will distribute in Germany.

Tooley produces alongside Hartnett and Waugh as well as Simon Swart, Bradley Pilz and October Sky Pictures. Thomas Lesinski of Sonar Entertainment is an executive producer.

6 Below will be one of the first films to be released in major market Us theatres in Barco Escape, the three-screen
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk review

Ang Lee's latest film is an unconventional film being distributed, on the whole, in a very conventional way...

In the race to set forth the future of cinema through various technological advances, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk feels like a major casualty. Once tipped for the Oscar race, the latest film from Ang Lee has bombed at the worldwide box office and been all but ignored by critics and awards bodies. This is partly due to complications in exhibiting the film in its intended format, because cinemas haven't adapted for this war drama as they did for major blockbusters of recent years.

Avatar successfully made the case for 3D, like the gift of fire from James Cameron to studio arsonists who post-converted every tentpole movie in sight, while Peter Jackson's Hobbit films were less successful in pioneering higher frame rates, inadvertently exposing the actors' make-up and making the audience dizzy.
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Struggling Relativity Media Lays Off More Staffers (Exclusive)

Struggling Relativity Media Lays Off More Staffers (Exclusive)
Relativity Media has laid off roughly a half dozen employees, Variety has learned. They are primarily administrative and lower-level staffers, some of whom are involved in financial operations, according to two individuals with knowledge of the situation.

Staff was notified that the cuts were happening this week. The studio has roughly 30 staffers on its payroll.

A spokesman for Relativity declined to comment.

Relativity counts “The Immortals,” “Limitless,” and “Act of Valor” among its film releases.
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Immortals 2 Not Off The Table At Relativity

Before Henry Cavill became the Man of Steel for Warner Bros., there was Immortals, a lavish fantasy drama that first released five years ago. In those intervening years, Relativity Media has continually dropped hints of its plans to push on with a sequel – not all that surprising, given the original 2011 hit pulled in $226 million worldwide – and the latest report from Screen Daily indicates that Immortals 2 may not be such a far-fetched idea after all.

In fact, it’s one of a number of embryonic follow-ups kicking around at Relativity, now that the company has teamed up with Storyoscopic Films to engineer “family films and branded features with global appeal.” Among that slate of sequels no one asked for are November Man 2, Act of Valor 2 and Earth to Echo 2.

Out of those prospective films, Immortals 2 appears to hold the most potential, and not just because it features Henry Cavill’s name on the masthead.
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Relativity Studios Lands $200 Million in Slate Financing, Plans Four Film Sequels

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Relativity Studios Lands $200 Million in Slate Financing, Plans Four Film Sequels
Relativity Studios has entered a strategic partnership that will guarantee them north of $200 million in annual slate financing, the studio said Monday. The new partnership will result in a minimum of five projects per year moving forward, a spokesperson added. Immediate priorities include the star-studded animated film “Animal Crackers,” and sequels to some of the Relativity library’s greatest hits — like Henry Cavill’s “Immortals,” “November Man” and “Act of Valor.” More to come. Read the full release: Relativity Studios and Storyoscopic Films jointly announced today they have entered into a strategic partnership for Storyoscopic to produce and finance approximately five or more.
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Relativity, Storyoscopic set $200m slate fund

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Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Studios and Storyoscopic Films on Monday announced a joint venture whereby Storyoscopic will produce and finance approximately five or more projects a year.

Films produced under the joint venture and backed by what a source said would be at least $200m in production funding will release internationally via Relativity’s network of output partners and go through Relativity Europa Distribution (Red) in the Us.

Relativity launched Red in 2010 after it acquired Overture Films from John Malone’s Liberty Media and four years later EuropaCorp came on board in a reported $130m deal to acquire a 50% stake.

The venture comes as Relativity shifts its focus towards financing, producing and distributing family films and branded features with global appeal.

George Lee and Marcus Englefield, the duo behind 2D-to-3D conversion specialists Venture 3D, have worked with Hollywood and Chinese partners and launched Storyoscopic in 2013 to make family and genre films in the $15-50m range
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Lionsgate Circling Relativity Library As Chapter 7 Filing Looms

Lionsgate Circling Relativity Library As Chapter 7 Filing Looms
Exclusive: Lionsgate is circling Relativity’s 40-plus title library — which includes films such as Limitless and Act of Valor — after it has become clear that CEO Ryan Kavanaugh’s company is backed into a financial corner with cash flow rapidly declining. A Chapter 7 (liquidation) is on the horizon and could be filed before year’s end, sources tell Deadline, which if so would come only months after Relativity emerged from Chapter 11 restructuring in April. While multiple…
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If Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Is Up For Sale, Again, Who’s Buying?

If Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Is Up For Sale, Again, Who’s Buying?
Updated: No one ever accused Ryan of being a bad salesman.

The entrepreneur and his team from Relativity Media put on quite a show last spring for U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Michael Wiles.

They showed the New York judge bits of upcoming Relativity films, such as Kristen Wiig’s caper pic, “Masterminds,” currently in release, and Halle Berry’s upcoming thriller, “Kidnap.” They offered video testimony from Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, who declared himself “enormously challenged and excited to ‎become chairman of Relativity Studios.” They presented the judge with fresh fiscal blood — Chicago investor Joseph Nicholas, who promised that he would pump his own millions into the failed studio, with others sure to follow suit. Indeed, Kavanaugh’s film finance expert, Marni Wieshofer, of Houlihan Lokey Capital, assured the court there would be a “feeding frenzy” of new cash for Relativity, once the company cleared Chapter 11.

Less than seven months later,
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Publicity Vet Adam Keen Returns to Warner Bros.

Adam Keen will rejoin Warner Bros. as its senior vice president of national publicity, Variety has learned.

He heads back to Burbank after a stint guiding worldwide publicity and corporate communications at Broad Green Pictures. He left the indie label last summer after working on the rollouts of “A Walk in the Woods” and “99 Homes.” Since launching in 2014, Broad Green has struggled to consistently field commercial hits, losing money on last summer’s “The Infiltrator” and Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups.”

At Warner Bros., Keen will head up a new PR team, which will report directly to Juli Goodwin, the studio’s exec VP of national publicity. No word yet on what his portfolio will include. During a previous stint at Warner Bros., Keen worked on the campaigns for “Gravity,” “The Conjuring,” “Man of Steel,” “Blended,” and “Prisoners.” He left the studio in 2015.

Keen had come to Warner Bros. from Relativity Media,
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Film Festival Roundup: BFI London Announces Full Lineup, Austin Adds Playwriting Track And Much More

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Film Festival Roundup: BFI London Announces Full Lineup, Austin Adds Playwriting Track And Much More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

– The BFI London Film Festival has announced its full program, running October 5 – 16. The festival will screen a total of 193 fiction and 52 documentary features, including 18 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 39 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 144 short films, including documentary, live action and animated works. A number of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, Screen Talks, Q&As and Industry Talks: Lff Connects during the fest.

The festival has previously announced both its opener — Amma Asante’s “A United Kingdom” — and its closer — Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire” — and those titles are joined by a bevy of new additions. Highlights include “The Birth of a Nation,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Manchester By the Sea,” “La La Land” and many more. You can check
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