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There are only two problems – Sam has a compulsive desire to sleep with high-priced call girls and a dangerous fascination with a young intern (Dianna Agron).
Zipper bows on August 28 in Us cinemas. A UK release is yet to be set. »
Ahead of its North American release next month, a trailer has arrived online for Zipper, a political thriller starring Patrick Wilson as a politician whose penchant for prostitutes threatens his family and career.
Sam Ellis is a man on the rise — a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career.
- Gary Collinson
The Sundance Film Festival has, over the course of its run, become a ripe place for films to get attention even without explicitly winning awards. One such film in the 2015 incarnation of the festival was Zipper. The second feature from director Mora Stephens was also co-written by Stephens, alongside Joel Viertel. The synopsis is as follows.
Sam Ellis is a man on the rise – a federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career.
Patrick Wilson stars as the lead character, with a supporting cast that includes Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Ray Winstone, John Cho, and Richard Dreyfuss. The film is set to be released in American theatres and VOD on August 28th, and it now has a trailer. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Zipper" thriller, starring Patrick Wilson (Watchment), Lena Headey (300), Ray Winstone (The Departed), John Cho (Star Trek) and Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws). Check it out below. Plot: Sam Ellis (Wilson) is a man on the rise — a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career. The new movie set to be released in select theaters and on VOD on August 28th. Trailer: »
In what promises to be a gripping study of power and addiction, Patrick Wilson takes the lead in Zipper as a universally loved politician on a seemingly non-stop rise to the top. But he finds everything falling down around him as his ‘zipper problem’, i.e. his nasty habit of sleeping with scores of women who are not his wife (Lena Heady), catches up with him. Really, Wilson is perfect for the lead role. Not only does he a great actor, he has the sort of charisma that demands all eyes are on him, as well as the chops to delve into the darker parts of his character. On top of that, he his surrounded by a stellar cast, including Heady, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ray Winstone, which all adds up to an absolutely fascinating political trailer. Released: 28th August »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Read More: Alchemy Acquires Sundance Political Thriller 'Zipper' Debuting at Sundance this year, Mora Stephens' thriller "Zipper" follows Patrick Wilson as prosecutor Sam Ellis, whose political career becomes scandalous before it even can get started. The film features an impressive cast, including Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones"), Dianna Argon ("Heroes"), Richard Dreyfuss and Ray Winstone. The official synopsis reads: "Sam Ellis is a man on the rise -- a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career." "Zipper" will be released day and date on August 28. Watch the trailer above. Read More: Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #53: Mora Stephens Wants to Start a Conversation About Political Scandals with »
- Ethan Sapienza
"I set out to help people, I never said I was better than them..." Alchemy has debuted the trailer for the sex thriller Zipper, which dramatizes the sexual urges of a man on the cusp of a bright future. Patrick Wilson stars as a politician on the rise who ends up losing everything "due to his inability to fight off his obsessive temptation for other women." This is a thriller because they really play up the angle of "look how deadly this can be to your life!" with all the endless infidelity. The cast also includes Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Alexandra Breckenridge, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cho and Ray Winstone. This looks interesting, but at the same time I'd kind of rather just go back and watch Joe Carnahan's Stretch again. Give it a watch. Here's the first official trailer for Mora Stephens' Zipper, in high def on Apple »
- Alex Billington
From "Nymphomaniac" to "Shame" to "Men, Women & Children" and now to "Zipper," filmmakers of late have been obsessed with characters who are obsessed with sex. And Patrick Wilson is the latest actor taking the role of a character who can't control his urges. Read More: Why Gaspar Noé's "Love" Fails To Break The Curse Of Sex On Screen Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Ray Winstone, John Cho and Richard Dreyfuss co-star in the film that follows Sam Ellis, a prosecutor with an eye on politics. But after a visit with a high-end escort, he can't get enough and soon starts on a downward spiral. Here's the official synopsis: Sam Ellis is a man on the rise -- a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Wilson's Sam Ellis is a prosecutor running for office who has it all - gorgeous wife (Lena Headey), cute kids, and a bright future in politics. Except he's got a "zipper problem," as his advisor (Richard Dreyfuss) dubs it.
Watch the trailer.
Wilson is perfectly cast as a charming, good-looking, seemingly good guy who's got the clean-cut image that campaign managers drool over. But then he gets involved with high-class escorts, and his dreams threaten to go down the drain. Headey also looks to give a great performance as his ambitious wife, who won't let him ruin his chances without a fight.
"Zipper" hits theaters and On Demand August 28.
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- Kelly Woo
"Total Recall" is one of those movies that is beloved by a pretty wide swath of fandom, but it's never been a favorite of mine. Part of the problem is that while I love "Robocop," I don't think every single piece of material works with that tone. Paul Verhoeven loves to subvert the material he works with, and while "Robocop" was clearly written with tongue in cheek, the early drafts of "Recall" were all played pretty straight. There was a scene in one of those drafts that I loved dearly, right as Quaid is forced to confront an alley full of men. He's got no idea what to do, and then his body snaps in and he kills everyone, bare-handed, only to end up shaken and freaked out by what he just did. I loved the idea of Richard Dreyfuss playing that scene because we'd be just as surprised by »
- Drew McWeeny
Read More: Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #53: Mora Stephens Wants to Start a Conversation About Political Scandals with 'Zipper' Mora Stephens' provocative political drama "Zipper" is gearing up for its nationwide release. The star-studded film, headlined by Patrick Wilson and featuring Lena Headey and Richard Dreyfuss in supporting roles, premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival before Alchemy acquired the film for North American distribution. The film drew buzz for its unconventional approach to the well-explored topic of political sex scandals. Wilson stars in "Zipper" as Sam Ellis, a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future whose one-time experience with an escort turns into a growing addiction that threatens to destroy his life, family and career. The film is a deliberately insular experience, told from "inside the experience of the candidate himself," according to Stephens. Alchemy has just »
- David Canfield
The tagline for Jaws — “Don’t go in the water” — proved prophetic as millions of people instead spent the summer of 1975 packed in dark theatres terrified by a film that would change movie history.
Jaws is Hollywood’s first summer blockbuster and the first film to earn more than $100-million at the box office.
The ingredients for its success were all in place; it was based on a bestseller, opened in 465 theatres across North America (that was a wide release back then), and bombarded people with a TV commercial — featuring a female swimmer being bitten by an unseen shark — that ratcheted up interest.
And, of course, it’s one terrific film. Director Steven Spielberg’s second feature finds a tourist town’s police chief (Roy Scheider), a shark expert (Richard Dreyfuss) and a surly fisherman (Robert Shaw) hunting the great white shark that’s been munching on vacationers. It’s »
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
B&B Wildwood Theatre is having their July Retro Night on Thursday, July 9. They are showing the original summer blockbuster, Jaws. Shows are at 4pm & 7pm.
Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the way audiences experience movies.
When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.
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Here’s the first photo of Blythe Danner and Richard Dreyfuss as Ruth and Bernie Madoff in ABC’s Madoff miniseries (see above). Madoff follows the rise and spectacular fall of the former investment advisor and convicted felon, and the subsequent fallout on his family, associates and investors. Raymond De Felitta directs the project, which was inspired by ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross' reports and his book The Madoff Chronicles. Production is… »
Mr. and Mrs. Madoff, ladies and gentlemen. ABC released the first photo from its upcoming miniseries, Madoff, starring Richard Dreyfuss as white-collar criminal Bernie Madoff and Blythe Danner as his wife Ruth. Photos: Celebrity CEOs and entrepreneurs — their advice The snap features Dreyfuss, 67, as the former stockbroker and financial adviser, who swindled thousands of investors in his notorious Ponzi scheme. While Madoff is currently serving a 150-year sentence in federal prison in Butner, N.C. — the maximum time allowed in the system — and still facing [...] »
"The shark isn't working!"
The above was a familiar cry during the making of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster classic Jaws. In an era before CGI, it was down to a giant mechanical great white (known as Bruce) to strike fear into audiences.
Unfortunately, the rubber recreation never quite functioned to the crew's wishes, leaving Spielberg to use John Williams's score and a point-of-view camera perspective to do most of the heavy lifting.
It proved to be a masterstroke - not seeing the beast made it ever-more terrifying, and when we did get a glimpse it was fast and violent.
As Jaws celebrates its 40th anniversary today, we look go behind the scenes with 14 classic pictures below.
2. 'Bruce' takes a bite out of fishing boat Orca
3. and 4. Robert Shaw relaxes aboard the Orca, then surveys Bruce from the bow
5. Roy Scheider, »
"When I think of 'Jaws' I think about courage and stupidity. And I think of both of those things existing underwater." That's a quote from Steven Spielberg on his time directing the 1975 horror classic, which turns 40 this Saturday. Proving that sometimes greatness can spring from unimaginable misery, the film was famously a nightmare to shoot, with numerous production problems including the frequent malfunctioning of "Bruce," the collective name given to the film's trio of animatronic sharks. But don't take my word for it. Below are ten hellish behind-the-scenes straight from the mouths of those involved that will make you wonder how they managed to finish the film at all. 1. This is what happens when you hire a stuntman with no diving experience When husband-and-wife shark experts Ron and Valerie Taylor were commissioned to get footage of actual Great Whites attacking a cage (for the famous Richard Dreyfuss underwater sequence), the »
- Chris Eggertsen
ABC’s upcoming miniseries “Madoff” has added Charles Grodin and Lewis Black to its cast. The pair join a cast led by Richard Dreyfuss in the title role of Bernie Madoff, an investment advisor who was convicted of running a Ponzi scheme that stands as one of the biggest cases of fraud in U.S. history. Grodin (pictured above) will play Carl Shapiro, a longtime friend and big financial backer of Madoff’s. Black will play Ezra Merkin, aka “The Rabbi,” a close business associate to Madoff. Also Read: Blythe Danner Joins Richard Dreyfuss in ABC's 'Madoff' Miniseries »
- Tim Kenneally
ABC’s “Madoff” upcoming primetime miniseries is filling out its cast: Charles Grodin has signed on to play Carl Shapiro, the Boston philanthropist who was one of Madoff’s earliest investors and eventually had to return $625 million.
“Madoff” will follow the rise and fall of the investment adviser and convicted felon, and the subsequent fallout on his family, associates and investors.
The project, which is currently in production, will be directed by Raymond De Felitta (“City Island”). “Madoff,” which is inspired by ABC News correspondent Brian Ross’ book “The Madoff Chronicles,” is produced by Lincoln Square productions, in association with ABC Studios. Linda Berman and Joe Pichirallo exec produce.
- Debra Birnbaum
Lewis Black‘s latest TV role is no laughing matter.
The longtime comedian has joined the cast of Madoff, ABC’s upcoming miniseries about former stockbrocker Bernie Madoff.
Inspired by Brian Ross’ book The Madoff Chronicles, the drama will explore the rise and fall of the disgraced financier, culminating in his 150-year prison sentencing in 2009 for operating a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Black will play Ezra Merkin, who invested with Madoff and brought a number of wealthy Jewish clients into his fold. The comedian joins a cast that includes Close Encounters of the Third Kind »
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