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The newest info on ‘War Dogs’ aka ‘Arms and Dudes’ is out! Check it:

Todd Phillips has told some insane stories on screen for years in comedies such as The Hangover and Due Date. With his newest effort War Dogs, the truth is just as bonkers as any fiction.

Directed and co-written by Phillips, the real-life comedic drama (in theaters Aug. 19) stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as ambitious young men who become weapons traders for the U.S. government and enjoy the high life that multimillion-dollar contracts let them lead before the proverbial chickens come home to roost.

“I like making movies about bad decisions,” Phillips says. “This is the ultimate story about these two guys making some key bad decisions in their lives — seeing an angle and exploiting that angle but going too far.”

The filmmaker read about the true exploits of David Packouz (Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Hill) in a 2011 Rolling Stone article that detailed how they kept winning larger contracts with the government in the mid-2000s until their biggest payday: a $300 million cash fall from the Pentagon for arming U.S. allies in Afghanistan.

The tale appealed to Phillips’ penchant for grounded stories. Before he made comedies like Old School and Starsky & Hutch, Phillips chronicled musicians (Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies as well as the Phish doc Bittersweet Motel) and college life (Frat House) as a documentary filmmaker.

“I’ve always strived to draw from the real world, even though The Hangover is ridiculous,” Phillips says. “Comedy plays better when it’s put up against reality.”

In War Dogs, David is looking for ways to better himself financially, especially since his girlfriend (Ana de Armas) is pregnant, and Efraim, a former school chum, gets him involved in the world of arms trading.

“It’s as if your best friend from junior high has made all these crazy ‘advancements’ and he sucks you into this whirlwind life,” says Phillips, adding that Bradley Cooper co-stars as David and Efraim’s  idol in the international arms world. (Cooper also serves as a producer.)

While Teller brings a groundednss to David — the movie is told from his point of view — Hill’s unhinged Efraim has a swagger that the actor’s never shown before, according to Phillips.

“He’s almost like a Tony Soprano — he’s not that but he sees himself as that, this swagger that doesn’t match who the character is,” the filmmaker says of Hill. “It’s a weird confidence with this guy that I just love.”

The central twosome ends up in some dangerous shenanigans, but Phillips was most impressed with  how well they deceived the government.

“That comes with a youthful ignorance,” he explains. “They really thought they could compete with these big defense companies, whether it’s Halliburton or Raytheon, and step into this arena as these two kids working out of an office in Miami Beach. They were in over their head from day one, and the ballsy part of the story is really interesting, the fact that they thought they could compete and did successfully for a few years.”

“It’s more of an indictment on the government than it is on these two kids who saw an angle.”

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Hi everyone! I feel so thankfull for being able to watch ‘Daughter of God’ (Exposed Director’s Cut) and it is a completly different movie. Not only it ‘makes sense’ but it gives you much more chills than ‘Exposed ‘. Here I comment and show you some scenes Ana de Armas appears that aren’t on ‘Exposed ‘.

009 1st scene: Isabel laying in bed with her future husband, this scene is longer in ‘Daughter of God’ than in ‘Exposed ‘, in this version Isabel makes love with her future husband, instead of just being layed down in bed with him. 2nd scene: Ana stares into ‘Beauty for the Beholder’ which can be seen in several parts in the movie. This is the first time Ana’s character Isabel sees this image.

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Another great great review on ‘Daughter of God’!! I’m definetly hoping someday we can all see this version ’cause it really is much better than ‘Exposure’. Here I show you reviews on both movies. Don’t forget to sign the petition here!

Exposure: 3 out of 10 F’s (…)

  • Elisa is the personification of Isabel as a little girl. In the middle of the film, Isabel ‘adopts’ Elisa to take care of her, but only after first delivering the child to the strange man in the cowboy hat. At the end of the film, we see a photograph of Isabel as a child with her father, and the image is of Elisa and the man in the cowboy hat. Thus Elisa is a figment of Isabel’s imagination, like the eerie figures, and the man in the hat was her father when he was younger and abusing her.
  • The horse/unicorn plush toy represents innocence, especially that of a child. The first time the horse is mentioned is when Elisa, in Isabel’s day care centre, complains about losing her toy horse. Because Elisa is Isabel herself as a child, the loss of the horse symbolizes Isabel losing her innocence when her father abused her. After that, Detective Galban sees a little boy playing with a similar horse and asks where he can buy one for his son because his son lost his innocence when his mother died and Galban wants to restore it. Finally, at Cullen’s wake, a little girl is seen playing happily with a plush horse in front of the house, illustrating she has not been abused and is still holding on to her innocence.

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Daughter of God: 8 out of 10 F’s

  • When to Follow: Accept no substitute! Avoid Exposed at all costs and wait for Daughter of God. If you have the choice between Daughter of God and Exposed, choose Daughter of God. If you have the choice between Exposed and nothing, choose nothing.
  • Where’s This Found: Daughter of God is not a perfect movie. There is an underdeveloped intrigue between Detective Galban and his son, and the folk tale of Señor Salazar is not substantial enough to serve as the framing device Linton uses it as, but there is so much here that works perfectly. Linton directs his first feature film with a skill that belies his experience, and Ana de Armas sets herself up as an actress to watch as American cinema moves to include more and more Latino culture. The poetry of the movie is captivating and the story is fun to decipher for anyone with a little attention and patience.

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Finally ! Someone was able to watch ‘Daughter of God’ (Exposed Director’s Cut) and it seems to be amazing!! Check out the review + pictures from that version:

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Projects > Film > Exposed > Director’s Cut: Daughter Of God

Daughter of God is actually a thoughtful and semi-surreal story about the extraordinary visions of a Latina woman and the effect these have on the Dominican family of the absent soldier husband she adores. This movie offers subplots about inter-racial tensions, family relationships, religion, violence against women and the effects of police brutality and incarceration on black and Latino communities.

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The trailer is even more misleading. Only wide-eyed Ana de Armas features and she is reduced to a bit player. The Dominican family and surreal elements crucial to the film don’t appear at all. The rest seems to be mostly scenes between Reeves and Mira Sorvino which indicate Big Daddy Kane as Reeves’ primary adversary (his role is rather different in the original film). “The trailer that they’re using … when I saw it, it was just shocking,” said Ellyn Long Marshall, who was the casting director on Daughter of God and is friends with its director, Linton. “It had nothing to do with the story, from what I saw, if that’s representative of the film. It’s just a different film.”
Sad to say, Exposed is a different film from Daughter of God, and not in a good way.

 


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In addition, Weinstein Co. will release wide Hands of Stone on Aug. 26, the Roberto Duran biopic the company acquired at Cannes. That weekend precedes the four-day Labor Day stretch. Hands of Stone will battle Open Road’s Max Steel, Lionsgate’s Jason Statham title Mechanic: Resurrection and Sony’s Fede Alvarez/Sam Raimi untitled horror film. Jonathan Jakubowicz-directed Hands of Stone, a rags-to-riches drama that stars Edgar Ramirez as iconic fighter Duran, Robert De Niro as his mentor and trainer Ray Arcel, and Usher as his ring nemesis Sugar Ray Leonard. Ellen Barkin, Ruben Blades, John Turturro and Ana de Armas also star. A Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50, Duran defeated Sugar Ray Leonard in June 1980, capturing the WBC welterweight title. However, Duran shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch. Duran was outclassed and pummeled by Leonard. This resulted in Duran saying “no mas,” turning his back on Leonard and quitting in the ring. The title Hands Of Stone came from Duran’s nickname. During the course of his career he saw 103 victories in 119 fights. Hands Of Stone is produced by Jay Weisleder, Carlos Garcia de Paredes, Claudine Jakubowicz and Jonathan Jakubowicz.

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What’s next: De Armas stars alongside Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez and Usher in boxer Roberto Duran’s story Hands of Stone, as a car thief alongside Scott Eastwood in Overdrive and in the comedy-drama Arms and the Dudes by Hangover director Todd Phillips.

Why we love her: Cuban-born de Armas kicked the Hollywood door wide open in the attention-grabbing role of a beautiful, dangerous stranger threatening Keanu Reeves in Eli Roth’s 2015 thriller Knock Knock. 

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