Rosamund Pike Mines The Moral Complexities of ‘7 Days in Entebbe’

7daysBased on a true story, 7 Days in Entebbe centers on Brigitte Kuhlmann (Rosamund Pike) and Daniel Böse (Daniel Brühl), terrorists who hijacked an Air France flight in 1976 along with two other gunmen. They demanded the release of 40 Palestinian prisoners and their attempts were thwarted by the Israeli Defense Forces.

An Oscar nominee for her performance in Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike loves taking on challenging roles that do are not just simple minded studio fare. Recently she was seen in the underrated Western Hostiles and 7 Days in Entebbe continues her quest at finding thought provoking material. “That’s what really interested in me about it,” said Pike. “There’s uncertainty on all sides here. There’s this kind of debate about morality and what’s the right thing to do. You even see that on the part of the terrorists. Because mine and Daniel’s character, German, left-wing, intellectual types – they felt that there was a real moral urgency behind their cause. They weren’t aiming to kill anybody and I think all that and more is very interesting.”

Click on the media bar to hear Pike elaborate on what intrigued her about 7 Days In Entebbe:

7 Days in Entebbe, directed by Narcos filmmaker José Padilha, opens nationwide March 16.

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Timothée Chalamet Has “Random Luck of the Universe” Bond With Armie Hammer

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It’s been an incredible time career wise for Timothée Chalamet, as he received an Oscar nod for Call Me By Your Name and also received his share of good notices for the equally revered picture Lady Bird. To add a bit of icing to the cake, he also has a supporting role in the underrated Western Hostiles.

Chalamet understands that his success was not achieved all by himself, as collaboration is always an integral part of the process. Finding chemistry, as well as a lifelong friend in Call Me By Your Name co-star Armie Hammer was, in his words, the “random luck of the universe.” Click on the media bar below to hear Chalamet discuss working with Hammer and filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (who received an Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay):

Call Me By Your Name is best on the novel by André Aciman.


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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Recaptures #1 Box Office Spot With $11 Million

1193687 - JumanjiHelen Mirren’s haunted house feature Winchester couldn’t stop Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle for the top spot at this weekend’s box office. With Jumanj: Welcome to the Jungle making just $11 million, it was a tame Super Bowl weekend for movie watchers (Maze Runner: The Death Cure and Winchester finished at the #2 and #2 spots). Here’s the top 10:

1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Tops all comers with $11 million and to date it’s made over $352 million stateside.

2. Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $10.2 million

3. WinchesterHelen Mirren thriller takes in $9.2 million in its debut weekend.

4. The Greatest ShowmanHugh Jackman led musical continues to do solid business with $7.8 million.

5. Hostiles – $5.5 million

6. The PostSteven Spielberg’s latest checks in at number six with $5.2 million

7. 12 Strong – $4.7 million

8. Den of ThievesGerard Butler action flick makes $4.6 million./

9. The Shape of Water – The odds on favorite to win Best Picture collects $4.3 million.

10. Paddington 2 – $3.1 million

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Christian Bale Focuses On Process, Not Reward, With Acting Path

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Hostiles is an 1892 Western about Army Capt. Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale), a brave and emotionally scarred man who is forced to escort a dying war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to their tribal land. Bale reunites with Out of the Furnace filmmaker Scott Cooper for the project which, amidst all of its violence, calls for a deeper recognition of different cultures.

Films like The Promise and Hostiles feature subtle social themes within its narrative, and Bale believes cinematic storytelling can deepen with today’s current social climate. “There’s a larger opportunity happening right now with all of the sexual harassment allegations” said Bale. “The shift in cultural perspective in the war of philosophy about refugees. The whitewashing of casting in movies and you just think of the potential of more interesting dialogue, (along with) with far more fascinating movies if we do finally embrace that (dialogue).”

Click on the media bar to hear Bale discuss what he learned from shooting Hostiles (he mentions Chief Philip Whiteman, who gave Bale insights on the Cheyenne culture, in the clip):

Hostiles, co-starring Timothée Chalamet and Rosamund Pike is now playing nationwide.

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‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Is Box Office Champ With $23 Million Weekend

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Dylan O’Brien has another hit on his hands, as Maze Runner: The Death Cure debuted at the #1 spot with $23.5 million. Coming in at second was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($16.4 million), which already has made over $338 million domestically. The Christian Bale Western Hostiles checked in at third with $10.1 million. Here’s the box office top 10:

1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $23.5 million

2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $16.4 million

3. Hostiles – Excellent Western will hopefully make more money on good word of mouth. It earns $10.1 million this weekend.

4. The Greatest Showman Hugh Jackman led musical checks in at #4 with $9.5 million

5. The Post – Director Steven Spielberg’s latest collaboration with Tom Hanks earns $8.8 million.

6. 12 Strong – $8.6 million

7. Den of ThievesGerard Butler and 50 Cent crime drama makes $8.36 million.

8.  The Shape of Water – Critically praised Guillermo del Toro flick, which should take home a ton of Oscars, collects $5.7 million

9. Paddington 2 – $5.5 million

10. Padmaavat – Indian film cracks the top 10 with $4.27 million


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