Sunday, March 23, 2014

INDIE MOVIES SUNDAY: 'SPACE STATION 76' WITH PATRICK WILSON, MATT BOMER, LYV TYLER, 'THE SILENT MOUNTAIN' WW1 DRAMA WITH WILLIAM MOSELEY, 'ALOFT' WITH JENNIFER CONNELLY, CILLIAN MURPHY

SPACE STATION 76
PATRICK WILSON & MATT BOMER
First to be presented in our Indie Films Sunday is a rather interesting science fiction movie SPACE STATION 76 which has already received some rather good criticism. With amazingly gorgeous and stellar cast featuring Patrick Wilson, Matt Bomer, Jerry O'Connell and Lyv Tyler it is a character driven, sf dramedy, which takes place in a 1970's version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide. Patrick Wilson plays Captain Glenn, the space station's deeply unhappy leader, who drinks to forget a secret gay relationship with a former co-worker. Lyv Tyler is Jessica, that man's replacement, whose professionalism makes her stand out in a crew, while Matt Bomer plays Ted, a maintenance man who fills the void in his love life with a hidden stash of pot, and has fantasies about Jessica! Jack Plotnik directs.

THE SILENT MOUNTAIN
 WILLIAM MOSELEY IN WWI DRAMA
If you are more in the mood for something historical rather than space oriented, you might be interested in THE SILENT MOUNTAIN, adventure and romance drama to be released sometime this year. Starring CHRONICLES OF NARNIA star William Moseley, and Italian legend Claudia Cardinale, this is a sweeping war drama  bringing a thrilling love story set in the spectacular Dolomiti Mountains at the outbreak of WWI between Italy and Austria-Hungary in 1915! Tirolean lad Anderl Gruber meets his very first love Italian beauty Francesca Calzolari on the day when the war breaks out between their two countries.

DID YOU KNOW?
It is interesting that the shooting of the movie went through many troubles: while shooting at the mountains both Moseley and a camerawoman were struck by lightning with her optical nerve getting burnt because she was looking through the viewfinder at the moment. Later on a battlefield set was destroyed and flushed into a nearby river by a mud slide.


'ALOFT' DRAMA
JENNIFER CONNELLY & CILLIAN MURPHY
And here is something equally haunting and sad: ALOFT  premiered at Berlin Film Festival starring Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy and Melanie Laurent. Told in two different periods, the film sees Connelly portraying a struggling mother of two young sons who becomes a renowned artist and healer. Twenty years later, a journalist (Melanie Laurent) tracks down the son she abandoned, and sets up a meeting between them. Cillian Murphy plays the son as an adult. Don't forget to check out the clip below with a shocking ending!

26 comments:

  1. Wow SS76 has gotten a lot of good reveiws

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    1. it has, I hope we shall get a trailer soon!

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  2. Silent Moutain sounds great, love the period!
    Cheers,
    Phil.

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    1. me too, I just hope it doesn't bend the historical facts and paint the villains in a good way

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  3. Sounds like Silent Mountain may have been filming in the wrong location with all the problems they had.

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    1. maybe the higher powers were trying to punish them? :)

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  4. Wow! Lots of troubles filming Silent Mountain. I hope the end result was worth it.

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    1. at least dear Wills is still alive :)

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  5. We were watching an old black and white scary movie last night. I can't remember the name but we like the old movies. So fun with pizza.

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  6. Crikey ... what a disaster filming Silent Mountain. Lucky nobody was killed!

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    1. as far as we know! Hope no animals weren't hurt either

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  7. A character driven sf... Well, THAT I gotta see. Are you sure it's not dollar-driven? ;)

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    1. 'tis not, it was a rather cheap indie film :)

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    2. What was I thinking.... You're right.

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    3. me is never left nor right, me is liberal :)

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    4. and the sad news is that liberals have totally lost the elections here last weekend and will have no representatives in the parliament :(

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  8. Okay, I'm already laughing at the poster for Space Station 76. I'm old enough to remember those cheesy space shows from the 70's.

    And the other two projects look good too. Glad to see Cillian Murphy in a new movie. Haven't seen him in awhile.

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    1. but it is still a lovely poster with those perdy faces :)

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  9. SPACE STATION 76 seems a bit odd--a story set in the future, set in the past. Despite that, I like the idea... but it's odd. Did I mention it's a bit odd? ;)

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    1. yep, kinda like STAR TREK shows :) The point is that it is not about space, but more about the characters set in the space workplace :)

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    2. Yeah, I get that... but going with the 70s clothes and hair seems a bit strange ;)

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    3. well.. as long as they take of the clothes at some point.....

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  10. My eye hurts just thinking about getting struck by lightening that way. Good grief!

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    1. it must've been a sight to see... and a sight to lose....

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