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Movie Review – Damascus Cover (2018)

Damascus Cover, 2018.

Written and Directed by Daniel Zelik Berk.

Starring Jonathan Rhys Myers, Olivia Thirlby, Navid Negahban, Jürgen Prochnow, Wolf Kahler, Tsahi Halevi, Igal Naor, Selva Rasalingam, Neta Riskin, Ben Affan, and John Hurt.

Synopsis:

A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival during an undercover mission in Syria.

The only thing anyone will remember about Damascus Cover is that it marks the final on-screen appearance of the now deceased tremendous actor John Hurt. Man, what a clunker to go out on, but thankfully, in his case it’s just a minor role. Written and directed by Daniel Zelik Berk and co-writer Samantha Newton, what we have here is standard espionage affair that falls into every genre cliché imaginable, executing none of them with any skill or quality.

It doesn’t do any favors that Jonathan Rhys Myers is either all sorts of wrong for the role or poorly directed.
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If You Enjoy Spy Thrillers, Check Out This Trailer For Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Damascus Cover

I've got a slick trailer here for a new upcoming spy thriller called Damascus Cover, which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It looks like a decent, well-made film with a story that will have plenty of twists and turns and nefarious characters..

Ari Ben-Sion (Meyers), haunted by the death of his son, is assigned by the Mossad to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria. Within days his mission goes wrong. To survive Ari reaches out to a deep cover agent code named, The Angel. He soon discovers that he is a pawn in a much bigger plan.

I'll give the film a shot because I enjoy watching spy thrillers. The cast also includes Olivia ThirlbyJohn HurtNavid NegahbanTsahi HaleviJürgen ProchnowIgal Naor and Wolf Kahler.

The movie was helmed by Daniel Zelik Berk, who is a producer making his feature directorial debut. The movie will be
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First Trailer for 'Damascus Cover' with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as a Spy

"Lying to everyone is difficult - but my life depends on keeping the two worlds separate." Vertical Ent. has debuted the first official trailer for a spy thriller titled Damascus Cover, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as an undercover agent working for the Mossad. He is sent to Syria to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of the country, but encounters many problems along the way including love and treason. The cast also includes Olivia Thirlby, John Hurt (before he passed away), Navid Negahban, Tsahi Halevi, Jürgen Prochnow, Igal Naor and Wolf Kahler. This looks like a fairly typical spy romance mystery thriller, with some big twists and nefarious characters. I'm curious, but not completely sold on it yet. Take a look below. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Daniel Zelik Berk's Damascus Cover, direct from YouTube: Ari Ben-Sion (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), haunted by the death of his son,
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Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick’s contribution to great cinema of the 1970s offers his vision of what an epic should be. Transported by images that recall great paintings of the period, and Kubrick’s new approaches to low-light cinematography, we witness a rogue’s progress through troubled times. And even Ryan O’Neal is good!

Barry Lyndon

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The Criterion Collection 897

1975 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 185 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date October 17, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Krüger, Steven Berkoff, Gay Hamilton, Marie Kean, Diana Körner, Murray Melvin, Frank Middlemass, André Morell, Arthur O’Sullivan, Godfrey Quigley, Leonard Rossiter, Philip Stone, Leon Vitali Leon Vitali, Wolf Kahler, Ferdy Mayne, George Sewell, Michael Hordern (narrator).

Cinematography: John Alcott

Editor: Tony Lawson

Production design: Ken Adam

Conductor & Musical Adaptor: Leonard Rosenman

Written by Stanley Kubrick from the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray

Produced and Directed by Stanley Kubrick

The
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London Film Convention: Cinema Retro's Mark Mawston Reports

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"Thunderball" co-stars Martine Beswick and Luciana Paluzzi.

Hammer and "Live and Let Die" actress Madeleine Smith.

By Mark Mawston

The London Film Convention, organized by Thomas Bowington was quite literally a Who’s Who of heroes and villains from the small and silver screen. The actual Who came in the shape of a Dr. himself in the guise of Sylvester McCoy, along with Who assistants Katy Manning who played Jo and Bernard Cribbins from both the Amicus film version and the TV version. There was also a rare appearance from Garial Woolf. The other key cult British film genres-the Carry On films, James Bond and Hammer horror- were all represented too, with many of the star guests appearing in all three: from the Carry On Films we had Fenella Fielding, Anita Harris and Amanda Barrie, from Hammer and Bond we had Maddie Smith, Valerie Leon, Martine Beswick, Eunice Gayson, John Wyman,
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11 of action cinema's great movie villain pairings

From early Bond to 21st century sci-fi, here's Ryan's pick of 11 unforgettable villain pairings from action cinema history...

You're generally lucky if a movie has one genuinely great villain in it, let alone two. This is probably because creating a villain takes great acting and writing - it's one thing to create a preening character who stomps around a story doing unpleasant things, but creating a villain who's three-dimensional, witty, scary and above all memorable requires considerable skill.

Every so often, a movie comes along which gives us not one, but two classic villains, with the personality of one complementing the other. A familiar dynamic was once laid out by Steven Spielberg: one is smart and eloquent , while the other is the tougher, more violent of the pair. It's a template that we've seen time and again in cinema, but it's only occasionally that both characters leap from the screen.
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Steven Soderbergh Recuts 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' as Silent Film

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Steven Soderbergh Recuts 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' as Silent Film
While it may be some time before we see a new film from "retired" director Steven Soderbergh, his latest experiment on the website Extension765.com may be the closest thing we get. The filmmaker posted a new black and white "silent" cut of the 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, which has absolutely no dialogue, but does feature music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scores for The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Earlier this year, he cut together mash-ups of both the original version of Psycho and the 1998 remake on the website.

Click on the image below to watch the 115-minute video in its entirety, then take a look at Steven Soderbergh's statement about why he made Raiders of the Lost Ark a silent film.

"(Note: This posting is for educational purposes only.)

I'm assuming the phrase "staging" came out of the theatre world,
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Giveaway: Win a Hat and Whip from Raiders of the Lost Ark

Giveaway: Win a Hat and Whip from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Paramount Home Media Distribution is releasing Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade for the first time as individual Blu-ray's starting today, December 17, giving fans a chance to enjoy these Harrison Ford classics in high-definition. We have a giveaway lined up where fans can not only win a copy of the Raiders of the Lost Ark Blu-ray, but we're also giving away a hat and whip set! These prizes will be gone in an instant, so don't hesitate to enter this giveaway today. In addition, we have a clip from the Raiders of the Lost Ark Blu-ray featuring the iconic boulder scene.

Winners Receive:

Raiders of the Lost Ark Blu-ray

Raiders of the Lost Ark hat and whip set

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!
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The First Three Indiana Jones Movies Arrive Individually on Blu-ray December 17th

The First Three Indiana Jones Movies Arrive Individually on Blu-ray December 17th
For the first time ever, the first three films in the Indiana Jones saga will be available individually in high definition when they arrive on Digital HD November 19, 2013 and on Blu-ray with a digital copy available through iTunes December 17, 2013 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution. Relive all your favorite moments from the greatest adventure of all time-from the deserts of Egypt to the jungles of South America-as everyone's favorite archaeologist travels the globe thwarting evil villains to retrieve history's most famous artifacts.

Under the supervision of director Steven Spielberg and sound designer Ben Burtt, Raiders of the Lost Ark was painstakingly restored in 2012 with careful attention to preserving the original look, sound and feel of the iconic film. Own this meticulously restored version of the cinematic classic that started it all, as well as previously remastered versions of Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade,
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Raiders! Will Tell the Story Behind Infamous Indiana Jones Fan Film

While it isn't certain if fans will ever get to see Indiana Jones 5, Jeremy Coon (Napoleon Dynamite) is bringing another Indiana Jones story to the big screen. The producer has optioned Alan Eisenstock's book Raiders!, which tells the true story of two Mississippi kids who made a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Over the course of seven years, Mississippi friends Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala set out to make a shot-for-shot remake of the 1981 classic, starting production at age 11 and finishing when they were 18. The film, entitled Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Adaptation, wrapped production in 1989, and was forgotten about until filmmaker Eli Roth got a hold of a copy. He relayed it to Steven Spielberg, who congratulated the young filmmakers on their work.

Jeremy Coon is producing alongside Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, who are now in their early 40s, although no screenwriter has been attached.
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Movie Review - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - IMAX Re-release

Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981.

Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Alfred Molina, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Ronald Lacey and Wolf Kahler.

Synopsis:

The archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is hired by the Us government to track down the Ark of the Covenant in order to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Nazis.

Before he was dealing with aliens, before he was drinking from the cup of Christ and before he was saving kids for angry heart ripper-outers, he was looking for the Ark of the Covenant in what many claim to still be his best adventure.

Often thought to be Steven Spielberg's biggest blockbuster hit, Raiders of the Lost Ark is heading into IMAX for a one week run with a beautiful new shiny look, improved sound and bigger experience. And let me tell you, it's an experience alright.
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Exclusive: John Rhys-Davies Talks Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray

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Exclusive: John Rhys-Davies Talks Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray
John Rhys-Davies talks Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray, in stores now!

John Rhys-Davies has had an illustrious career, appearing in such iconic films as Shogun, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, while also voicing many of today's most popular animated series. But he will perhaps be most remembered for his role as Sallah, loyal best friend and sidekick to the greatest adventurer of all-time, Indiana Jones.

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray will be arriving in stores this Tuesday, September 18th, and to celebrate, we caught up with John Rhys-Davies to reminisce about Indy and Sallah's past adventures, as well as look to the future.

Sallah first appeared in Raiders of the Lost Ark, where he helps Indiana Jones get the Ark of the Covenant safely on a steamship, away from the Nazis. He then returned to help Indy in his quest to find the Holy Grail,
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Raiders of the Lost Ark Extends Theatrical Run by a Week!

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Raiders of the Lost Ark Extends Theatrical Run by a Week!
Due to the extraordinary response for the newly re-mastered Raiders of the Lost Ark during its one-week IMAX engagement, Paramount Pictures Corporation, a division of Viacom, Inc., has announced that the film will have an extended theatrical run beginning Friday, September 14.

The unforgettable and beloved film from director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas will play in more than 300 digital theaters across the United States and Canada. Tickets can be purchased now. Check your local listings for participating locations and showtimes.

"The re-mastering efforts by Steven, George and their team were incredible and the movie's hugely successful run in IMAX last week was a sure sign that audiences were excited to see the film again on the big screen. We are thrilled that audiences will have that chance again as part of this extended theatrical run," said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures.

Raiders of the Lost Ark
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Pairs of Anytime IMAX Passes to ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark’

Chicago – For the first time ever, Indy’s in IMAX! In this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 pairs of run-of-engagement, anytime movie passes up for grabs for the special, one-week theatrical return of “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”! Also, the “Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures” Blu-ray box set releases on Sept. 18, 2012!

This theatrical engagement runs Sept. 7, 2012 through Sept. 14, 2012! Pick your own showing! These anytime movie passes are valid Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 through Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at select AMC theatres in the Chicago and Chicagoland area. These showings are open to paying customers, so seating is first-come, first-served for our winners.

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” which hit theatres in 1981 and won four Oscars, stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Alfred Molina, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Wolf Kahler, Anthony Higgins, Vic Tablian, Don Fellows, William Hootkins and Bill Reimbold from director
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Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX Poster

Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX Poster
Earlier today, Paramount Home Media Distribution announced that Raiders of the Lost Ark will finally make its IMAX debut September 7, with a limited one-week theatrical run. The studio has just debuted the new poster for this very special event, where fans can relive Harrison Ford's first adventure as Indiana Jones in the stunning IMAX format. Take a look at this one-sheet, and clickHere to watch the trailer.

Raiders of the Lost Ark was released June 1st, 1981 and stars Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina, Wolf Kahler. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg.
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Raiders of the Lost Ark IMAX Trailer!

Paramount Home Media Distribution and IMAX announced today that the 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark will be released in IMAX theaters for the first time, with a limited one-week engagement starting September 7. The studio also released a trailer for this special event, which leads into the Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray set arriving September 18. Take a look at the trailer and check out the full press release with all the official details.

Raiders Of The Lost Ark - IMAX Trailer

The cinematic classic that introduced the world to Indiana Jones is ready to embark on a new adventure when director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas' unforgettable Raiders of the Lost Ark is released for an exclusive one-week engagement in select IMAX theaters beginning September 7, 2012. The film has undergone a complete restoration for the IMAX exclusive one-week release and subsequent debut on Blu-ray. Tickets and a
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Comic-con 2012: Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Snake Pit on The Convention Floor

Comic-con 2012: Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Snake Pit on The Convention Floor
To celebrate the upcoming release of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray, Paramount Home Entertainment has brought a whole bunch of snakes to the San Diego Convention Center, where they are allowing fans to reenact the infamous Well of Souls scene, which found Indy (Harrison Ford) coming face-to-face with a cobra. We have video of this exciting exhibit, which you can check out right now!

Indiana Jones Snake Pit @ Comic-Con 2012

Indiana Jones - "Why'd It Have To Be Snakes?"

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Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray Trailer

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Blu-ray: Comic-Con 2012See All 9 Photos »

The world's greatest archeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones' fears came true at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, as throngs of live snakes greeted fans of the iconic franchise. Attendees at the Lucasfilm booth were given the opportunity to pose for photos in front of a pit of live,
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Watch: Indiana Jones Filmumentary 'Raiding the Lost Ark' (Plus the 5 Things You'll See for the First Time)

We've always been big supporters of what Jamie Benning has done with his outstanding filmumentaries, beginning with three comprehensive behind-the-scenes commentaries for the three original Star Wars movies, and now with the first Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark. What Jamie does is complile a ridiculous amount of behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and more, and then run it over the film itself giving the viewer great insight into the making of the film, minute by minute. For his latest filmumentary, Raiding the Lost Ark, Benning also sought out his own interviews, speaking with Wolf Kahler (Colonel Dietrich), Brian Muir (legendary sculptor), Mark Mangini (part of the Oscar winning sound team) and Sean Young, who spoke about her audition for the part of...

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Unofficial Filmumentary ‘Raiding The Lost Ark’ Hits The Web!

I’ve been looking forward to seeing this, and while I haven’t watched it in its entirety, I’m anxious to squeeze this into my weekend. I had heard earlier that Jamie Benning’s Raiding The Lost Ark wasn’t set to hit the web until Monday, but via one of the man’s own tweets pointing to the website Filmumentaries.com the feature length filmumentary is already online in its entirety.

“After 8 months of reading, chatting, trawling, editing and agonising, it’s finally here!” The scrawl underneath the video reads.

The film looks behind the scenes of Raiders Of The Lost Ark and compliments his earlier efforts including Star Wars Begins, Building Empire and Returning To Jedi, all of which are fab . The site reports that this time around ‘ Jamie has sourced some of the interviews himself, with contributors from Wolf Kahler (Colonel Dietrich), Brian Muir (legendary sculptor
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Chicago Passes to Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’

Chicago – In our latest blockbuster edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” also stars Rachel McAdams, Jared Harris, Stephen Fry, Eddie Marsan, Noomi Rapace, Paul Anderson, Kelly Reilly, Geraldine James, William Houston, Wolf Kahler, Iain Mitchell, Jack Laskey and Patricia Slater from director Guy Ritchie and writers Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney. The film opens on Dec. 16, 2011.

To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago.com Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

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