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Blu-ray Review: 'The Impossible'

4/26/2013 11:05am EDT
The Impossible
Surviving a family vacation is a feat, but add a tsunami and things get a tad more dangerous.  We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray drama "The Impossible," out now from Summit Home Entertainment.  The feats of the family (and review of it all!) are below!



   Title: "The Impossible"

   Grade: 3 1/2

   Cast: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland

   Director: J.A. Bayona

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 114 minutes

   Release Company: Summit Home Entertainment



The Flick: The story of "The Impossible" is a harrowing one for sure, but the...

Check Out 'The Impossible' On DVD, Blu-ray & More April 23

4/21/2013 6:43am EDT
The Impossible
As Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter holiday in Thailand, they are looking forward to a few days in a tropical paradise. But on the morning of Boxing Day, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth.

Maria freezes in fear when she sees a huge wall of black water racing across the hotel grounds towards them. A family is caught with tens of thousands of strangers in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

The terror of the tsunami is tempered by the unexpected dis...

Celebrities Reveal Their Oscar Predictions

2/23/2013 8:00am EST
85th Academy Awards
Who will take home Oscar gold this Sunday? Several stars are chiming in with their picks for the coveted awards.

Viola Davis, Best Actress nominee for "The Help" in 2012, insists she's rooting for "everyone," but she "loved Lincoln."  She added, "I love Daniel Day-Lewis, everyone does." She also gave props to his co-stars Sally Field and Tommy lee Jones.

She gushed: "I felt like I spent two and a half hours with Lincoln."


Olivia Munn is looking forward to the Best Actor race. She also praised Day-Lewis but has another man on her min...

'The Impossible' Crew Feared The Movie Was 'Cursed'

12/29/2012 10:29am EST
The Impossible
The Thai crew working on tsunami film The Impossible initially feared the production was "cursed" and performed a ritual to improve their luck, according to actor Ewan McGregor.

The new drama chronicles the story of a family's survival in the aftermath of the horrific Indian Ocean tidal wave that killed more than 230,000 people on December 26th, 2004.

McGregor travelled to Thailand to shoot scenes on location and admits bouts of bad weather prompted fears among locals that the project was doomed.

He tells Britain's The Guardian newspaper, "It was a very difficult film to make, especia...

Review: 'The Impossible' Proves Sometimes It's Better To Vacation In The Mountains (Video)

12/19/2012 8:05pm EST
'The Impossible'
'The Impossible' starts out on an airplane. A lovely British family, Maria Bennet (Naomi Watts), her husband, Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three young sons are off to Thailand for an idyllic Christmas vacation. What could be better?

When they arrive at their resort, they are even given an complimentary upgrade. The family now has a beautiful, luxurious beachfront villa to waste away their vacation time in.

After presents are exchanged, everyone heads down to the pool where they join their fellow happy holiday tourists.

The scene is serene; absolutely perfect. That is, until an om...

Reese Witherspoon Pens Open Letter Backing Naomi Watts For An Oscar

12/19/2012 1:21pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is championing Naomi Watts as a serious Oscars contender as Hollywood's awards season starts to heat up.

The Legally Blonde star, who won an Academy Award for her role in Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line, has written an open letter to Watts, praising her performance in tsunami movie The Impossible.

Witherspoon reveals she was deeply moved by the film and hopes the actress ends up holding all of Hollywood's "beautiful statues" by the end of awards season in the spring.

She writes, "Hi Naomi, I know we don't know each other well. I hope its ok that I am reaching out to...

Naomi Watts Battled Bronchitis During 'The Impossible' Filming

12/17/2012 4:42pm EST
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts battled bronchitis and stomach problems on the set of The Impossible after swallowing large amounts of water during grueling scenes for the tsunami movie.

The King Kong star appears opposite Ewan McGregor in the new disaster epic, which tells the story of real-life survivor Maria Belon as she struggles to find her family in Thailand in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Watts filmed a number of underwater scenes for the movie, and director Juan Antonio Bayona has revealed the shoot made his star sick.

He tells the New York Daily News, "It was very demanding ph...

Naomi Watts Suffered Panic Attack On 'The Impossible' Set

12/4/2012 3:12pm EST
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts suffered a terrifying panic attack while shooting ocean scenes for tsunami movie The Impossible when a technical fault left her trapped underwater.

The International star appears opposite Ewan McGregor in the new disaster epic, which tells the story of real-life survivor Maria Belon struggling to find her family in Thailand in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Most of the ocean scenes were filmed in a special tank in Spain, but Watts admits the shoot didn't go smoothly for her and she was left terrified when the equipment failed.

She tells entertainment site ...

Naomi Watts Is Beautiful In A Backless Black Dress At 'The Impossible' Premiere

11/20/2012 12:00pm EST
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts attended "The Impossible" U.K. premiere in London, England, on Monday night, and she looked incredible in a black Tom Ford dress that showed some skin in the back. The knee-length gown also had giant draping sleeves.

The film is set during the 2004 Thailand tsunami and is inspired by actual events. It centers on Henry (Ewan McGregor), his wife Maria (Naomi Watts), and their three sons as they face one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. "The Impossible" hits theaters on Dec. 21.

Watts also stars in the upcoming film "Diana" about Diana, Princess of Wales and h...

'The Impossible' To Benefit 2004 Asian Tsunami Victims

11/8/2012 4:13pm EST
The Impossible
Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts' latest film The Impossible is set to change lives as proceeds from the London premiere will benefit victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami.

The movie charts the story of a family caught up in the catastrophe and funds raised from the screening's ticket sales will be donated to the Indian Ocean Disaster Relief (IODR) charity.

The glamorous event will take place on November 19th at London's BFI IMAX cinema and will be attended by the movie's stars as well as director Juan Antonio Bayona.

IODR founder and chairman Tony Matharu says, "Indian Ocean Disaster Relief...

Tsunami Film 'The Impossible' May Break Spanish Box Office Records

11/3/2012 11:07am EDT
The Impossible
Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts' new disaster movie The Impossible is on course to break box office records in Spain.

Juan Antonio Bayona's drama, which chronicles a real-life family's struggles during the tsunami which lashed the coast of Thailand over Christmas in 2004, is set become the highest-grossing release for a Spanish film.

The feat will topple 2001 movie The Others, which grossed $35.5 million domestically, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Impossible opened in Spain on October 11 and has already racked up $35.4 million at the box office.

Although The Impossible, lik...