11 items from 2016
An old-fashioned tale of heroism in the face of insurmountable odds, “The Finest Hours” is never less than aggressively hokey and manipulatively sentimental — and, in the end, better off for it. Like director Craig Gillespie’s prior “Million Dollar Arm,” this Disney production concerns a based-on-real-events affair, in this case the daring 1952 Coast Guard rescue of the crewmen of the SS Pendleton, an enormous tanker that was literally severed in two during a brutal February nor’easter. That seemingly impossible mission is undertaken by four brave Coast Guardsmen led by Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), a reserved young man whose respectfulness toward women is matched by his adherence to rules and regulations. As embodied by Pine, he’s a soft-spoken do-gooder, and one whose prior failure to save a group of sailors provides him with added motivation to brave the treacherous storm. Read More: Review: 'Million Dollar Arm' With Jon Hamm, »
- Nick Schager
A poster and trailer have arrived online for director Peter Billingsley’s upcoming crime thriller Term Life, which is based on Image Comics graphic novel of the same name and stars Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld; check them out below…
Everyone wants Nick (Vince Vaughn) dead. A desperate man, Nick takes out a life insurance policy on himself, payable to his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). But the policy doesn’t take effect for 21 days and he might not live that long.
- Amie Cranswick
"No one can connect us to any of this." Focus World has unveiled a trailer for the film Term Life, a crime drama starring Vince Vaughn as a man being hunted by hitmen trying to extended his life in hopes that his insurance policy will kick in just in time to pay out to his estranged daughter. Hailee Steinfeld co-stars as his daughter, and the cast features Taraji P. Henson, Jon Favreau (in some kind of role), Terrence Howard, Annabeth Gish, Bill Paxton, Mike Epps and Jordi Mollà. This isn't so much of a comedy, but it has some funny moments, though I still can't help feel Vaughn seems out of place. Maybe it's just me. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Peter Billingsley's Term Life, originally debuted by Yahoo: A guy (Vince Vaughn) wanted around town by various hit men hopes to stay alive long enough for »
- Alex Billington
True Detective season 2 may have stooped far below the bar of expectations set by its predecessor, but Vince Vaughn has still caught the action-thriller bug, as today’s thrilling first trailer for Peter Billingsley’s (Couples Retreat) Term Life attests.
While Vaughn headlines the drama as Nick Barrow, Pitch Perfect 2 and True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld is on board to complete the father-daughter duo. Term Life will push the pair to the brink, too, given that Vaughn’s character, upon receiving umpteen threats against his life, takes out a comprehensive life insurance policy to carve out a healthy sum to leave to his estranged daughter.
There’s a hitch to that plan, though; said policy doesn’t take into affect for a full 21 days, forcing Nick and his daughter to become fugitives for three weeks in order to shake that looming price on his head. It’s all very ridiculous and over-the-top, »
- Michael Briers
If there's anything worse than being chased by a drug lord, it might be going on the lam with your petulant teenage daughter.
In this trailer for "Term Life," that's what Vince Vaughn has to do when a heist goes terribly wrong. He plays Nick, a thief who's framed for murdering the son of a cartel boss. Nick wants to take financial care of his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld), so he takes out a life insurance policy. All he has to do is survive for 21 days, so father and unwilling daughter go on the run.
It's a bit of a convoluted premise, and the trailer is a bit scattered, veering from a heist movie to an action thriller to a buddy road flick. Still, Vaughn delivers his lines with a snap, and the cast also boasts Jonathan Banks, Bill Paxton, and Jon Favreau.
"Term Life" will be available on demand »
- Kelly Woo
Last summer, Vince Vaughn showed off his "serious" acting chops, brooding through the second season of "True Detective." While the show didn't live up to expectations, Vaughn was quite good, and now he's got another project in which he will decline to yuk it up —though it must be said that this film doesn't look so promising as well. Read More: The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2016 Co-starring Hailee Steinfeld, Bill Paxton, Jonathan Banks, Mike Epps, Jon Favreau, Jordi Molla, Shea Whigham, William Levy, Taraji P. Henson, Annabeth Gish, Terrence Howard and Cain Velasquez, "Term Life" follows a man with a price on his head who goes to great lengths to protect his daughter. Here's the synopsis: Everyone wants Nick (Vince Vaughn) dead. A desperate man, Nick takes out a life insurance policy on himself, payable to his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld). But the policy doesn't take effect for 21 days and he might not live that. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
If True Detective was Vince Vaughn‘s return to drama, the actor is now testing his action-thriller skills with a new film this spring, Term Life. Teaming with True Grit‘s Hailee Steinfeld, the film follows the two as a father-daughter duo who go on the run, with Vaughn’s wanted character having to live for at least 21 days in order to take out a life insurance policy for his daughter.
The first trailer has now landed today, and coming from Peter Billingsley (Couples Retreat), it looks like direct-to-dvd material, but it is in fact getting a little theatrical release. Also starring Bill Paxton, Jonathan Banks, Mike Epps, Jon Favreau, Jordi Molla, Shea Whigham, William Levy, Taraji P. Henson, Annabeth Gish, Terrence Howard, and Cain Velasquez, check out the trailer and poster below.
Term Life opens on on April 8th in theaters and hits VOD on March 1st.
- Leonard Pearce
Focus World has released the first trailer and poster for "Term Life," the action-centric black comedy starring Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, Jonathan Banks, Mike Epps, Jon Favreau, Shea Whigham, Taraji P. Henson, Annabeth Gish and Terrence Howard.
Vaughn plays a thief who gets framed by a corrupt cop (Bill Paxton) for the murder of a drug lord's (Jordi Molla) son. The thief picks up his estranged daughter (Steinfeld) and goes on the run to avoid the mob's wrath and stay alive for at least 21 days so his daughter can collect on his life insurance. The film be will be available On Demand and Digital HD on March 1st before a limited theatrical run from April 8th.
- Garth Franklin
Tears running down his face, the seven-year-old said, "Stop, Daddy! Stop! I can't take it anymore!" Considering the strange holiday line-up that I shared with Toshi and Allen, ages ten and seven, it is little wonder it almost ended in tears. But what kind of tears and why is a little less cut and dry than I might have supposed when this recent run of programming first came together. I've been seeing someone for a little while now, and it's been nice. She's met the boys and they like her tremendously, and vice-versa. The Monday after the film opened, the four of us went to see The Force Awakens together, the second time for the kids, the first time for her, and it was a great evening. They were excited about the film, about the evening out, about Star Wars in general. She was the one who brought up The Star Wars Holiday Special »
- Drew McWeeny
Within the few minutes of “Brooklyn’s” debut screening at Sundance (and in the States), director John Crowley realized he had something big on his hands.
“We were so tense and anxious and, by about five minutes in, there was a little giggle, and you could feel the audience just sort of settle in with it,” he recalled at the intimate soiree Fox Searchlight and Burberry hosted for “Brooklyn” at the Beverly Hills Burberry story on Rodeo Drive Tuesday night. “You could hear a pin drop, and it’s a very satisfying silence — the kind of silence you long to hear, which is, the silence of an audience enjoying receiving a story.”
What does he think viewers connected to — both in that moment, and in the year that’s followed (during which he’s been flooded with emotional notes)? “Leaving home,” he said, after a pause, with conviction. “(It connects »
- Jasmin Rosemberg
When things go wrong on a cinema trip, from bad customer service, noisy audiences, to, er, 'other things'...
As part of our survey on the behaviour of audiences in British cinemas, and how well cinema chains respond to it, we asked a couple of open questions. In this post, we're looking at where we asked for specific examples of good or bad behaviour and practice you've experienced from your cinema visits. We had over 2000 responses, so we've had to pick and choose. But here's a flavour of what you told us.
We've quoted verbatim, save for correcting the odd typo...
"We went to see The Martian at Cineworld in Nottingham recently. The first ten minutes of the movie was unwatchable, as the projector wasn't in focus. We went to alert the staff, who, while very off-hand and disinterested, did get the problem fixed. People arrived »
11 items from 2016
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