Movie Review: THE FINEST HOURS (2016)

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the_finest_hoursTHE FINEST HOURS (USA 2016) **
Directed by Craig Gillespie

Starring: Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Casey Affleck

Review by Gilbert Seah

Following hot on the heels (or rather on the keel) of Ron Howard’s recently released sea adventure, the critically and box-office flop IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, THE FINEST HOURS follows a crew of men fighting the elements, which is just as intense though without a Moby Dick-type monster. The plus of the two films is the authentic claustrophobic atmosphere in the vessel when the men are sailing, something that will surely discourage those intending to take a cruise some time soon.
The title ‘based on a true story’ immediately flashes on the screen at the film’s start and the film is clear to remind its audience of this fact throughout the film.

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Read Best of Interviews with Top Hollywood Film Crew and Festival Directors

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Read the best of Interviews this week. 

Interviews from Matthew Toffolo  from WILDsound

Interview with Stunt Performer James Cox (Star Wars VII, The Dark Knight Rise)

Interview with Stunt Performer James Cox (Star Wars VII, The Dark Knight Rise)

Interview with Actor James Wallis (Shakespeare BASH’d)

Interview with Actor James Wallis (Shakespeare BASH’d)

Interview with Graphic Designer Tina Charad (Maleficent, Fifty Shades of Grey)

Interview with Graphic Designer Tina Charad (Maleficent, Fifty Shades of Grey)

Interview with Festival Director Oscar Piloto (Miami Indie Artist Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Oscar Piloto (Miami Indie Artist Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Roger Sampson (Focus International Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Roger Sampson (Focus International Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Michael Wearing (The Rob Knox Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Michael Wearing (The Rob Knox Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Onur Yayla (Around International Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Onur Yayla (Around International Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Charles…

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Read NEW Top Action/Adventure Feature Film Loglines

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THE MONEY RUN, by Eugene Wytrykus

TIME OUT, by Khaja Vali Syed

THE JUSTICE THREE, by Maxwell L. Highsmith

AN ABSOLUTE KING, by Mohd Faraz

MOST LIKELY TO RULE THE WORLD, by Breanna Barton-Shaw

HEATHER, by Leonardo Millan

TELEPORTED, by Robert Holton

THE PHAROAHS CURSE, by Nabeil El Leisy

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Watch the January 2016 Winning Writing Festival Videos

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Watch all of the winning writings for January 2016. 1 novel made into a movie. 1 feature screenplay reading. 2 TV Pilots. 1 Spec screenplay. 4 novel readings. 2 1st scene screenplays. 2 short screenplays. 10 Twitter Short Stories. 12 Poetry Readings.

Deadlines to Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca
Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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Today’s Adventure Screenplay Reading: THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE by Howard Fridkin

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THE LAST ADVENTURE OF SHAY BLAZE
Written by Howard Fridkin
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SYNOPSIS:

It’s 1874. A UFO lands in the outskirts of the peaceful town of Sea Meadow City. The lives of everyone are now threatened by a vastly intelligent 10-year-old boy from another world. His mission is to hunt down and kill his fugitive father, an important scientist, who defected from their planet with the means of annihilating their entire tyrannical civilization. The boy’s father teams up with a mysterious gunfighter in a last-ditch effort to rescue the town from the adolescent enemy, then return to his home planet to prevent any future genocidal attacks on Sea Meadow.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Reetu Bambrah
BEN – Matthew Lawrence
RUFUS – Cameron LeRoy
HUXTON/WELDING – Julian Ford
VISITOR – Vince Jerad
SHIELA – Victoria Murdoch

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Today’s Short Screenplay Reading: BATMAN: PATIENT ZERO by Andrew Akler

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BATMAN: PATIENT ZERO
Written by Andrew Akler
Read 10 Questions with the writer

SYNOPSIS:

Batman heads to Arkham Asylum when he hears that The Joker has escaped and staged a takeover. As he progresses through the asylum, Batman fights through a host of villains that challenge him in a different way.
CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Ballantyne
BATMAN – Steve Shand
JOKER – Brett Kelly
RIDDLER/NIGMA – Scott Beaudin
SCARECROW – Kunal Jaggi
HARLEY – Aidan Black Allen

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

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