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Focus World will release In a Valley of Violence in select theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on October 21st, 2016:
“A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog (YouTube sensation Jumpy) make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west. In an attempt to shorten their journey, they cut through the center of a large valley — landing themselves in the forgotten town of Denton, a place now dubbed by locals as a “valley of violence.” The once-popular mining town is nearly abandoned and controlled by a brash group of misfits — chief among them Gilly (James Ransone), the troublemaking son of the town’s Marshal (John Travolta »
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A trailer has arrived online for writer-director Ti West’s upcoming western In a Valley of Violence which stars Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone and Karen Gillan; check it out below after the official synopsis…
A mysterious drifter named Paul (Ethan Hawke) and his dog Abbie (Jumpy) make their way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west. In an attempt to shorten their journey they cut through the center of a large valley – landing themselves in the forgotten town of Denton – a place now dubbed by locals as a “valley of violence.” The once popular mining town is nearly abandoned, and controlled by a brash group of misfits and nitwits – chief among them, the seemingly untouchable, Gilly (James Ransone) who is the troublemaking son of the town’s unforgiving Marshal (John Travolta). As tensions rise between Paul and Gilly, Denton’s remaining residents bear »
- Amie Cranswick
Ethan Hawke must have taken a shine to the feeling of a leather hat on his head as he can now be seen again in the ol’ wild west as a rugged hero and damn fine shot in the first trailer for Ti West‘s In a Valley of Violence. When a drifter (Hawke) and his dog wander into a small town, a local gunslinger (a gleeful James Ransone) picks a fight he wasn’t ready to start in earnest, but soon becomes hellbent on finishing after he’s shown up and knocked out cold by the loner. The sheriff (John Travolta, sporting some facial hair) just wants peace and quiet, upset once the violence breaks out in spades as he knows the drifter has a military past. The trailer for the film set to arrive this October promises dark humor, plenty of violence, and a tad bit of human-dog bonding. »
- Mike Mazzanti
Though it never exactly went away entirely, the Hollywood Western – one of the most respected and time-honored genres in the business – has enjoyed a boon in production of late, thanks in no part to features such as Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, Jane Got a Gun and, soon, Antoine Fuqua’s star-studded redo of The Magnificent Seven.
Indeed, Fuqua’s reboot isn’t the only Western lining the 2016 release slate, as come October, Ti West’s (House of the Devil) first foray into the genre will find Ethan Hawke and John Travolta In a Valley of Violence. Also starring James Ransone, Taissa Farmiga and Guardians star Karen Gillan, West’s feature is rooted in the dusty old town of Denton, where Hawke’s lonesome drifter – along with his canine companion Abbie – seek shelter for the night, clashing with the town’s corrupt Marshal (Travolta).
Buoyed by a relatively strong debut at SXSW earlier this year, »
- Michael Briers
"Don't worry everyone, you are gunna see a fight!" Focus World has unveiled a trailer for the new film from acclaimed horror filmmaker Ti West, titled In a Valley of Violence, his first foray into westerns. Ethan Hawke plays a "mysterious drifter" named Paul who makes his way through the desert with his dog, Abbie. During a trip through a big valley, they come upon a town called Denton and end up in trouble with the town's Marshal, played by John Travolta. The cast includes Karen Gillan, Taissa Farmiga, Burn Gorman, and James Ransone. This looks like a solid, violent western with some great dialogue, but it seems like your standard revenge story and not much more. I still really want to see it, especially because his dog looks so adorable. "Those men left me with nothing, I'm going to leave them with less." Have at it. Here's the first »
- Alex Billington
We first saw a preview of the upcoming western last year when a few images of Ethan Hawke and his companion appeared online and with the movie's release due later this year, we're finally getting a trailer for the revenge thriller which stars Hawke as a man seeking vengeance for the murder of his friend.
West has certainly shown himself a capable filmmake [Continued ...] »
Ti West is changing things up with In a Valley of Violence. The writer/director behind The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers has made a western. The film, which we first heard about over two years ago, doesn’t blend horror and western tropes together; it’s just a pure, revenge-driven western. The film stars Ethan Hawke, James Ransone, Taissa Farmiga, John Travolta, and Karen […]
- Jack Giroux
Following his acclaimed horror tales like "The House Of The Devil" and "The Innkeepers," indie genre filmmaker Ti West is trying out a western with "In A Valley Of Violence" which stars the likes of Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone, Karen Gillan, and John Travolta. The first trailer was released today and can be seen below.
Hawke plays a mysterious drifter who make his way towards Mexico through the barren desert of the old west and finds himself in a forgotten mining town nearly abandoned and controlled by a brash group of misfits.
Travolta plays the town's marshal while Ransone is the marshal's trouble making son. Farmiga and Gillan play bickering sisters who run the town's only hotel. The film opens in limited theatrical release along with VOD and Digital HD on October 21st.
- Garth Franklin
While it’s not quite the return of a full blown trend, westerns are back in action, both at the major studios, and in the indie world. And it’s on a smaller level where arguably some of the most interesting stuff is being made. S. Craig Zahler broke out last fall with his vicious “Bone Tomahawk” […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
“In a Valley of Violence” follows Paul (Ethan Hawke), a mysterious drifter who is making his way towards Mexico through the Old West with only his trusted dog by his side. In an attempt to take a shortcut, Paul passes through Denton, Texas, a nearly abandoned no-horse town dubbed by locals as the “valley of violence.” It’s controlled by a group of violent misfits led by brash troublemaker Gilly Martin (James Ransone), the son of the town’s marshal Clyde Martin (John Travolta). As tension between Paul and Gilly rise immediately, the Denton residents witness an act of violence that sets off a chain of events which affects everybody in the small town. Soon, everyone’s body and soul will be at hazard. Watch the trailer for the film below, courtesy of EW.
- Vikram Murthi
When rewatching Body Double for the third time, its most striking element was, as on my first viewing, Craig Wasson’s performance. As central character Jake Scully, Wasson turns his conventionally attractive looks into an endlessly fascinating nebbishness and awkwardness. In an early scene, Jake simply walks to his car and jumps in the driver’s seat, yet Wasson manages to turn this casual action into one of the most amusing instances of purposefully bad acting. This unquestionably intended ridiculousness in fact informs an audience of the approach required by the entire film: just as it is difficult to take this ludicrous failed actor and naïve man seriously, Body Double itself is better enjoyed with a grain of salt. Right before Jake goes to his car, he orders a hot dog from a street stand that De Palma shoots from the side before gliding to its front. With this voluptuous tracking shot, »
- The Film Stage
In a Valley of Violence Is a Small Western Packing a Bloody PunchFantasia Film Festival 2016
Writer/director Ti West’s filmography is populated mostly with dark genre fare of the thrilling and/or horrific variety, but while they typically have moments of humor you’d be hard-pressed to call any of them comedies. The possible exception there is his 2011 chiller, The Innkeepers, which delivers more than enough laughs and smiles to justify the label while also being legitimately scary. I’d argue it’s his best film due in part to the masterful balance in tone he creates throughout.
West’s latest leaves the horror genre behind all together for the dry, deadly desert of the post-Civil War American southwest, but while In a Valley of Violence is a traditional western through and through — perhaps too traditional at times —he once again imbues it with comedy and charisma that work beautifully to elevate the entertainment without stifling »
- Rob Hunter
Kirsten Howard Jul 19, 2016
So far in this series of pieces that look at the straight-to-dvd or VOD movies of some of our favourite actors who have fallen on hard times, we’ve only looked at men (to date: Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Travolta). That’s because, mostly, actresses find themselves almost completely out of the game once they hit 30ish – an unnecessary full stop that a lot of us would like to see removed in the future.
Denise Richards, sadly, is no different. After marrying a man she found herself in an abusive relationship with, her career climb stumbled and she was forced back down into TV roles, where she’s currently still putting in the hours.
Richards had a sparkling, American Dream-like start in life. »
Brace yourself for a thrilling experience with the intense action-revenge thriller, I Am Wrath, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand on July 26 from Lionsgate. John Travolta (From Paris with Love) stars as a man who takes action after realizing a group of corrupt police officers will never solve his wife’s murder. From the director of The Scorpion King, I Am Wrath is currently available On Demand and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Unemployed engineer Stanley Hill (John Travolta) witnesses the murder of his wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay), who was attacked by thugs in a parking garage. Wracked with guilt, Stanley is haunted by the image of Vivian dying in his arms. When Detective Gibson (Sam Trammell) and other corrupt police officers are unable to bring the killers to justice, Stanley turns to »
- Tom Stockman
Hollywood is vexed by the lack of home runs at the box office this summer. But there is a bright spot amidst countless forecasts of trouble for the film industry. Two of the biggest smashes of the season so far, Disney’s “Finding Dory” and Universal Studios’ “The Secret Life of Pets,” are a reminder that animation is the one genre that seems to be unstoppable at the movies.
Beyond their reliance on pixelated performances, “Dory” and “Pets” share another similarity. They are both stories centered on animals that yammer about their personal lives, bicker and act like human beings. Against a questionable year of ticket sales, where even movie stars like Johnny Depp and George Clooney have come up short, audiences seem to prefer their personalities with tails.
These cuddly creatures are serving as an antidote to dark times in the world. Some executives in Hollywood are starting to »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Last Year’s Winner: “Olive Kitteridge” Was It an Upset? Nope Still Eligible? Nope Hot Streak: “American Horror Story” has earned a nomination in this category (or its similarly titled iterations) every year of its existence, but it’s never won. This was the first year it didn’t make the cut. Fun Fact: In 2009 and 2010, there were only two nominees in this category, which lead for it to be merged with TV Movies from 2011 – 2013. Now, limited series are arguably the most in-demand storytelling medium on television.
We could spend some time talking about how “American Crime,” “Roots” and “The Night Manager” could win, but let’s be honest: This is a two-horse race. “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “Fargo” are squaring off, which is fascinating on a number of levels. First, they’re both on the same network. Odds are FX will push both equally hard, »
- Ben Travers
The critically acclaimed, star-studded drama earned the second-most nominations this year, just behind HBO’s “Game of Thrones” with 23 nods.
The ten-episode drama was nominated for outstanding limited series, while stars Sarah Paulson (Marcia Clark), Sterling K. Brown (Chris Darden), Courtney B. Vance (Johnnie Cochran), Cuba Gooding, Jr. (O. J. Simpson), David Schwimmer (Robert Kardashian) and John Travolta (Robert Shapiro) were recognized for their powerhouse performances.
FX earned a record-breaking 56 nominations overall, racking up additional nods for fellow anthology series “Fargo” and “American Horror Story: Hotel,” which is also executive produced by “American Crime Story” bosses Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
“Working on ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ has been a career highlight and its own reward, but »
- Laura Prudom and Elizabeth Wagmeister
The Emmy nods have hit the Internet, and there are a few surprises among these stellar examples of Primetime TV. Game of Thrones leads the pack with a whopping 23 nominations, which probably will not surprise anyone who has tuned in to the show this season. It’s certainly one of the better programs on TV right now, and this season has been particularly stellar.
More surprising – and, in some ways, more deserved – are several nods to Mr. Robot, including an Outstanding Drama and Lead Actor In A Drama for Rami Malek. Christian Slater gets nothing, despite his Golden Globe win, but I guess we can’t have everything. While Malek has some serious competition in his category, including Hollywood heavyweights Liev Schrieber and Kevin Spacey, here’s hoping that he takes home the prize. He certainly deserves it.
While Game of Thrones dominates in many categories, there’s quite a »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
HBO sits upon the Television Academy’s Iron Throne once again, walking away July 14 with 94 Emmy nominations total, the highest of any network. Its Emmy-winning “Game of Thrones” scored the most nominations of any television series with 23, including acting nods for Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Maisie Williams in supporting categories. Yes, that largely reads the same as last year, but that doesn’t mean the 68th annual Emmy Award nominations were void of surprises on Thursday when Anthony Anderson (a nominee this year and last for “Black-ish”) and “Gilmore Girls” star Lauren Graham announced the main categories live at 8:30 a.m. Pt. Read: “ ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ Proves Truth Is Weirder Than Fiction” Ryan Murphy’s FX newcomer “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” was another major contender with 22 nominations, among them Best Limited Series and acting nods for Cuba Gooding Jr., »
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