Monday, December 9, 2019

Tag: Christian Bale

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Title: Ford v Ferrari
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: James Mangold
Written by: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, and Jason Keller
Starring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, and Ray McKinnon
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Running Time: 152 minutes

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Based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Was seeing Ford v Ferrari in IMAX worth the cost?

Special thanks to William and Gary for this submission


Vice (2018)*

Title: Vice
Rating: R
Directed by: Adam McKay
Written by: Adam McKay
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill, Lily Rabe, Tyler Perry, Justin Kirk, LisaGay Hamilton, Shea Whigham, and Eddie Marsan
Release Date: 12/25/2018
Running Time: 132 minutes

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Spanning a half-century, Cheney’s (Christian Bale) complex journey from rural Wyoming electrical worker to de facto President of the United States is a darkly comic and often unsettling inside look at the use and misuse of institutional power. In McKay’s capable hands, the dichotomy between Cheney, the dedicated family man and political puppet master, is related with intimacy, wit and narrative daring. Guided by his formidable and unfailingly loyal wife, Lynne (Amy Adams) and mentored by the brusque and blustery Donald Rumsfeld (Steve Carell), Cheney insinuated himself into the Washington D.C. fabric beginning with the Nixon administration, becoming White House Chief of Staff under Gerald Ford, and after five terms in Congress, Secretary of Defense for George H.W. Bush. In 2000, he left his position as C.E.O. of Halliburton to run as Vice President to George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell) with the implicit understanding that he would exercise almost unchecked control, a co-president in all but name.

Cheney’s cunning and furtive political maneuvering have altered the American political landscape in ways that will continue to reverberate for decades to come. But it is clear there is more than one Dick Cheney, a man whose reputation in the public Spector belies his private life and obvious devotion to his family.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Special thanks to Frank and Mario for this submission


Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

Title: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Andy Serkis
Written by: Callie Kloves
Based on the stories of: Rudyard Kipling
Starring: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Benedict Cumberbatch
Release Date: 12/7/2018
Running Time: 104 minutes

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A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memory of Peter Gleaves

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Hostiles (2017)

Title: Hostiles
Rating: R
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Written by: Scott Cooper
Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach, Rory Cochrane, and Ben Foster
Release Date: 1/19/2018
Running Time: 133 minutes

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Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Promise, The (2016)

Title: The Promise
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Terry George
Written by: Terry George, and Robin Swicord
Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, and Christian Bale
Release Date: 4/21/2017
Running Time: 132 minutes

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It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the vast Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople (Istanbul), ITS once vibrant, multicultural capital is about to be consumed by chaos.

Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries.

Photo-journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale), has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father.

When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men even as Michael hangs on to a promise from his past. After the Turks join the war on the German side, the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities. Despite their conflicts, everyone must find a way to survive — even as monumental events envelope their lives.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Knight of Cups (2015)

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Title: Knight of Cups
Rating: R
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Written by: Terrence Malick
Starring: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman
Release Date: 3/4/2016
Running Time: 118 minutes

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A screenwriter living in LA tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


Big Short, The (2015)*

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Title: The Big Short
Rating: R
Directed by: Adam McKay
Written by: Adam McKay and Charles Randolph
Based on the book by: Michael Lewis
Starring: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Karen Gillan, Margot Robbie and Marisa Tomei
Release Date: 12/23/2015
Running Time: 130 minutes

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Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.


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During Credits? Yes

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After Credits? No

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Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

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TITLE: Exodus: Gods and Kings (aka. Exodus: Gods and Kings 3D)

RELEASE DATE: 12/12/2014

RATING: PG-13

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

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During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Dedication: For my brother Tony Scott.

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American Hustle (2013)

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TITLE: American Hustle

RELEASE DATE: 12/20/2013

RATING: R

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

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During Credits? No

After Credits? No


Out of the Furnace (2013)

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TITLE: Out of the Furnace

RELEASE DATE: 12/6/2013

RATING: R

When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement fails to follow through, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.

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During Credits? No

After Credits? No

NOTE: “This film was shot entirely and proudly on Kodak film.”