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Greenland review – comet disaster movie with a surprisingly deep impact

Gerard Butler does more than just punch his way out of imminent apocalypse in Ric Roman Waugh’s sharp action filmOne of the genuine guilty pleasures of last year’s lockdown releases was Skyfire, a spectacularly silly Chinese disaster movie in which Jason Isaacs builds a hotel on the side of a volcano and then tries to […]

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‘Skyfire’ Review: It’s Raining Magma in This Cheerfully Cheesy Chinese Disaster Movie Set on a Volcanic Island

It’s no great leap forward in filmmaking, but the big-budget disaster movie “Skyfire” does prove that China is now capable of producing its own brand of utterly preposterous and enjoyably trashy popcorn entertainment for a global audience. This thrill-packed tale about an angry volcano wreaking havoc on thinly written characters at a luxury island resort […]

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Trailer Round-Up: ‘Our Friend’, ‘Alien Xmas’, ‘Breach’, ‘Hunter Hunter’, ‘The Ultimate Playlist of Noise’, ‘Skyfire’

The time has come once again for us to get our lassos and round-up some pesky trailers that escaped from the trailer farm! And then we’ll, uh, milk them. Okay, this metaphor has gone off the rails. In any case, a trailer round-up is where we put together trailers for some smaller titles that deserve […]

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Jason Isaacs: ‘I’d like to apologise to anyone who met me before I was 30 – I was a drug addict’

The actor on Harry Potter, seeing himself age on screen, and being trolledBorn in Liverpool, Jason Isaacs, 57, studied at Central School of Speech and Drama. He appeared in the 2000 film The Patriot, and played Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies; his television series include Star Trek: Discovery, and The Oa. He stars […]

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Chinese disaster film ‘Skyfire’ lands North American deal with Screen Media

Simon West directed.Screen Media has picked up all North American rights from Highland Film Group to Meridian Entertainment’s Chinese disaster film Skyfire starring Jason Isaacs and Hannah Quinlivan.Simon West (Con Air and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and The Expendables 2) directed the English-language film, which debuted in China in December 2019.Xueqi Wang and Shawn Dou […]

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China Disaster Film ‘Skyfire’ Bought by Screen Media for North America

Screen Media has bought all North American rights to “Skyfire,” China’s first big-budget disaster movie, from Highland Film Group and plans to release the film in theaters and on demand in December.“Skyfire” is directed by Simon West and stars Jason Isaacs (“Hotel Mumbai”), Hannah Quinlivan (“Skyscraper”), Xueqi Wang (“Iron Man 3”) and Shawn Dou (“Wolf […]

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