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Deepwater Horizon Directed by Peter Berg Opens September 30 In Deepwater Horizon, the central principle of offshore oil drilling is as simple as an upside-down Coke can. As his daughter rehearses a school presentation, the titular rig's chief electronics technician, Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg), opens a gash in the aluminum and inserts the scale model's "pipeline," explaining that extracting petroleum from beneath the ocean floor is not a process of pumping, but an imposition of control: Under...
The Wave Directed by Roar Uthaug Opens March 4 When a director like Roland Emmerich or Michael Bay or one of their countless imitators cuts out to global-scale mayhem—buildings toppled; bridges severed; cities leveled—it’s safe to say that the action sticks to landmark-heavy locations like New York, Washington, London, Paris, maybe Rio. Apparently Norway felt left out of these proceedings, or at least director Roar Uthaug did; The Wave, a new Norwegian movie, imagines a decidedly more...
Everest Directed by Baltasar Kormákur Opens September 18 The 1998 movie Everest was not the first movie filmed entirely in IMAX exclusively for IMAX theaters, but it did become a standard-bearing evergreen of sorts. Opening at a time when the number of available IMAX venues at any given time hovered around 60 and were often housed in museums, the documentary hung on in those theaters and played for over two years, and was often revived by IMAX...

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