SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023)

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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (in post)

Postby Jox on 15 Feb 2023, 21:41

Screen International / Berlin EFM (European Film Market) listing
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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (in post)

Postby Jox on 11 Mar 2023, 13:25

Dolph's character name: Claude Luc Hallyday :mrgreen:
https://www.instagram.com/stories/orson ... 508918823/

From everything I've seen so far, this movie looks like it will be "bonkers"...
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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (in post)

Postby Jox on 14 May 2023, 14:14

Screening at Cannes Film Market
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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (completed?

Postby Jox on 07 Sep 2023, 21:30

Apparently coming out on Dolph's birthday and on Polygon's list of "2023’s most original movies"
https://www.polygon.com/2023/9/7/238490 ... r-thriller
SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND

In theaters and on demand Nov. 3


Genre: Action comedy
Director: Orson Oblowitz
Cast: Terrence Howard, Dolph Lundgren, John Savage

You put Dolph Lundgren in a movie, and I’m there. Terrence Howard wearing a big hat is just a bonus.

Howard plays a movie theater owner whose business is threatened by corporate developers, presumably the same people who are always trying to pave over kids’ clubhouses in dance movies. He enlists the help of an action movie star (Lundgren), because the show must go on. That’s a great premise with a promising cast from writer-director Orson Oblowitz, a former cinematographer. —PV
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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (completed)

Postby preacher on 08 Sep 2023, 11:45

I was just thinking about this one just yesterday. Good to see it getting a release date.
This has got some potential I feel. If it's a mess then it is probably a creative mess. Better that then a generic one at least.
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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (completed)

Postby Jox on 08 Sep 2023, 13:03

Yep, the premise alone makes it more original than anything in recent years, and the on-set images make it look like a whacked and promising project.
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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (completed)

Postby bomaz on 16 Sep 2023, 10:39

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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (completed)

Postby Jox on 16 Sep 2023, 11:09

Nice catch, so it premiered on Thursday at the Indie Street Film Festival (Red Bank, New Jersey)
https://indiestreet2023.eventive.org/fi ... 0047c83d59

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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (completed)

Postby Jox on 20 Sep 2023, 19:33

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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (completed)

Postby bomaz on 21 Sep 2023, 18:17



Well.... I try to keep my hopes moderate, but it seems fun, Howard and Savage are good actors, and it seems nicely shot. Could be a fun surprise.

For non-french people, Dolph's name Claude-Luc Hallyday is an obvious nod to french superstar (although not really famous outside of France) Johnny Hallyday. He was mainly a singer (might seem a bit out-of-date to some) and an actor (he acted in a Johnnie To movie). And in my opinion it's also a nod to JCVD with a composed first name.
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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (completed)

Postby Jox on 21 Sep 2023, 20:19

It does look good, so not only it's original which is rare nowadays, but it looks fun and very well put together, and Dolph playing off his action star image/persona is cool.

Now, you got me wonder if they did offer it to JCVD first...?


EDIT
Terrence Howard and Dolph Lundgren defend a movie theater from greedy capitalists in Showdown at the Grand trailer
https://www.polygon.com/23882390/showdo ... h-lundgren
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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (completed)

Postby TEMIRLAN on 22 Sep 2023, 19:24

Loved the trailer! Looks super fun. This movie might surprise peaple.
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Re: SHOWDOWN AT THE GRAND (Orson Oblowitz, 2023) (completed)

Postby Jox on 23 Sep 2023, 17:07

I get vibes from Street Preacher even though it's obviously a spoof from THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

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