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We have A Single Man to remind us skeptics that you can come from the world of clothing design and make lush contributions to the seventh art. Announced in Cannes this past May, Kate and Laura Mulleavy are taking a page from Tom Ford and jumping into feature film with a project that they’ve had on their docket for a while. Creators of the Rodarte brand (The New Yorker detailed their ascension in the biz), the sisters have seen their collections celebrated in art museums and championed by the establishment making this a curious first foray for onlookers in both disciplines. The West Coast based sisters landed Bff Kirsten Dunst for Woodshock, but details have been scarce on the type of shape this drama will hold. Filmed in Eureka, Calif between the months of July and August, what was remarkable about the first mention of the project is that »
- Eric Lavallee
I know I will be after watching the debut trailer for this great looking sci-fi from writer/director Jeff Nichols, the same man behind 2013’s Mud. “Roy is a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton. Joined by Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst’s characters, this group must race to get Alton to a secret […]
Read You should keep an eye out for Midnight Special on Filmonic.
Sundance missed out on the opportunity to present Shotgun Stories (2007) to the world (Berlin landed the film instead) but made up for it for it with Jeff Nichols films number two Take Shelter (2011) and three Mud (2012). The filmmaker originally from Little Rock, Arkansas lined up a major studio gig for Midnight Special, re-teamed with Michael Shannon and added Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Kirsten Dunst, young protag Jaeden Lieberher and Sam Shepard on the January shoot. Worth noting, that’s January of 2014. Unlike Take Shelter, a film that needed its own good dose of special effects, Warner Bros. has tried to figure out the best course of action to unveil this original piece. Tied with a March 18th, this is likely headed to SXSW (Dunst let slip out of the bag) but we’re thinking a special screening (Sundance’s way to incorporate a major studio film from auteurs working for »
- Eric Lavallee
Fargo's second season is simply excellent drama, with sparkling dialogue and clever character development...
This review contains spoilers.
Speaking prior to the debut of the first season of Fargo, showrunner Noah Hawley made the telling comment that he saw his project as less a TV show and more a ‘ten hour movie’. The import was that the show could be enjoyed as a self-contained story, something that needed no external input, such as the promise of a second series and multiple year arcs, to work. His argument has some merit, particularly for TV shows such as his, that take the anthology format and promise a narrative resolution in each season.
As with any creative decision, there are positive and negative aspects to the approach, but ultimately, it’s a valid view and a valid decision for Hawley to make. I thought about this a lot while watching Rhinoceros, »
Popular TV spin-off Fargo has just been renewed for a third season, so reports Deadline. The show, which was originally adapted from the Coen brothers’ 1996 movie, has received pretty good acclaim and following since its conception, and it looks like we’ll getting more of the same in the very near future.
“Year 2 of Fargo is an extraordinary achievement and, given Noah Hawley’s masterful storytelling, we can’t wait to see where the third, all-new version of Fargo takes us,” said Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions to Deadline, who made the announcement on Monday.
The series has attracted quite a cast with season one securing the talents of Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman and season two, which is set in 1979, starring Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Bruce Campbell and Kieran Culkin. »
- Paul Heath
With just three episodes left in Fargo's second season, Noah Hawley and his team pull off a number of daring moves this week. First, they allow notable narrative threads to linger, like exactly what happened to Peggy and Ed Blumquist (Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons) and Hanzee and Dodd (Zach McClarnon, Jeffrey Donovan) after the cliffhangers of last week. Second, they shifted the tone of the show toward something tragic, as we see two major characters head to their final destinations. While Betsy (Cristin Milioti) comes to terms with the idea that she's not long for this world, Simone (Rachel Keller) learns that her days are way more numbered than she thought. As Floyd (Jean Smart) says when Hank (Ted Danson) tries to relate to the recent loss of her husband: "Different journeys, same destination.""Did You Do This? No, You Did It!" opens with a fantastic bit of filmmaking, »
- Brian Tallerico
FX has ordered a third installment of the Emmy, Golden Globe, AFI and Peabody award-winning limited series Fargo from Creator Noah Hawley, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The second installment of Fargo currently ranks as the most critically-acclaimed television of 2015 according to Metacritic with a score of 96 out of 100, and it also scored 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and had the highest average critics' rating of any show on TV this year with 9.1 out of 10. Here's what Eric Schrier had to say in a statement regarding the renewal.
"Year two of Fargo is an extraordinary achievement and, given Noah Hawley's masterful storytelling, we can't wait to see where the third, all-new version of Fargo takes us. Our thanks to Noah, Warren Littlefield, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, John Cameron and our partners at MGM Television for making »
FX just keeps rolling out the good news for its marquee anthology series, with American Horror Story and now the critically-adorned crime drama Fargo primed to return in 2016.
News of the latter’s renewal arrived earlier today, and though no cast or premiere dates were locked down, series creator Noah Hawley, John Cameron, Warren Littlefield, along with Joel and Ethan Coen are confirmed to executive produce the next outing.
“Year two of Fargo is an extraordinary achievement and, given Noah Hawley’s masterful storytelling, we can’t wait to see where the third, all-new version of Fargo takes us,” Schrier said along with FX Networks and FX Productions president of programming Eric Schrier, who announced the pickup alongside fellow president Nick Grad. “Our thanks to Noah, Warren, Joel and Ethan, John and our partners at MGM Television for making Fargo such a memorable and rewarding journey.”
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- Michael Briers
FX has renewed “Fargo” for a third installment, Variety has learned. The pickup comes in the midst of the anthology’s second season.
Inspired by the Coen brothers’ 1996 film of the same name, each installment centers on a different crime, though no word on what Season 3 will bring.
“Fargo’s” first run, which was set in 2006 and starred Billy Bob Thornton, won three Emmy awards, including outstanding miniseries, two Golden Glove awards and a Peabody Award. The current second season is set in the late ’70s and stars Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
“Fargo” will return for a third season on FX, the network announced Monday. The crime anthology series from creator Noah Hawley is currently airing its second season, starring Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons. The season finale airs Monday, Dec. 14. “Year two of ‘Fargo’ is an extraordinary achievement and, given Noah Hawley‘s masterful storytelling, we can’t wait to see where the third, all-new version of Fargo takes us,” Schrier said in a statement. “Our thanks to Noah, Warren, Joel & Ethan, John and our partners at MGM Television for making ‘Fargo’ such a memorable and rewarding journey. »
- Reid Nakamura
Warner Bros has unveiled the trailer for the upcoming sci-fi movie, "Midnight Special," starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Shepard and Adam Driver. Check it out below. Plot: A father (Shannon) and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers. The new movie is directed by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud) and is set to hit theaters on March 18th, 2016. Trailer: »
Following the release of the first poster and image [check them out here], a trailer has now arrived online for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Midnight Special, which is written and directed by Jeff Nichols and stars Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Shepard and Adam Driver. You can watch it below after the official synopsis…
Midnight Special is a supernatural sci-fi thriller from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter). It stars Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Man of Steel) as Roy, a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton, played by newcomer Jaeden Lieberher.
Joined by Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Animal Kingdom) and Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Melancholia), this group must race to get Alton to a secret location all while being hunted by an extreme religious sect led by Sam Shepard (Mud, August: Osage County) and a government task force headed up by Adam Driver (Girls). It is a full-on chase, »
- Amie Cranswick
With Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, and Adam Driver along for the ride, Michael Shannon once again teams with take Shelter director Jeff Nichols for sci-fi thriller Midnight Special as a father who goes on the run to protect his son (Jaeden Liberher) after he begins to exhibit special powers. Our first trailer is very brief, giving us just a taste of what is in store for us, but it does promise a return to old school, almost 70’s era sci-fi, with the action driven by the characters (not a surprise, considering the caliber of actors on display) as opposed to the more fantastical elements. Needless to see, this has be very intrigued. Released: March 18th 2016 (U.S.)/ April 15th (Irl/U.K.) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The trailer for Midnight Special, a new sci-fi drama headlined by Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton has arrived online. The film follows a father and son who go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
This one’s a good way off with a release date set for April 15th, 2016, though we’re liking what we’re seeing so far. Kirsten Dunst and Adam Driver also star, while Shannon’s Take Shelter helmer Jeff Nichols directs.
Watch that first trailer below.
- Paul Heath
A trailer has landed for the fabulous-looking sci-fi movie, Midnight Special. See it right here...
Had things gone to plan, then Midnight Special – the new movie from director Jeff Nicholls – would have already been released. Yet the movie was pushed back to a new 2016 slot, and that means we’ve been waiting for some time for Nicholls’ movie. Given that his last two films were Mud and Take Shelter, his work is likely to be worth waiting for.
This time, his cast features Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard, Paul Sparks, Bill Camp and Scott Haze. And the new trailer for the movie has landed.
Here, firstly, is the official synopsis for the film…
Check out the first trailer for the highly anticipated Midnight Special.
In the sci-fi thriller Midnight Special, writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time, as a father (Michael Shannon) goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers. What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Ultimately his father risks everything to protect Alton and help fulfill a destiny that could change the world forever in this genre – defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human.
Midnight Special stars Oscar nominee Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher and Oscar nominee Sam Shepard. Rounding out the main cast are Bill Camp, Scott Haze and Paul Sparks. »
- Michelle McCue
Warner Bros. Pictures released the first trailer from writer-director Jeff Nichols' upcoming film "Midnight Special" starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher, Sam Shepard, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, and Paul Sparks.
In the sci-fi thriller “Midnight Special,” writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time, as a father (Michael Shannon) goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and uncover the truth behind the boy’s special powers. What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Ultimately his father risks everything to protect Alton and help fulfill a destiny that could change the world forever in this genre–defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human.
Check out the trailer below.
- Kellvin Chavez
After executing the dramatic – and critically-acclaimed – one-two punch with Take Shelter and Mud, director Jeff Nichols will return in a major way in 2016, releasing two feature films should all go according to plan. One of which is Loving, a brand new drama that stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga; the other, arriving from the other end of the spectrum, is a sci-fi thriller known as Midnight Special.
Returning at the helm, the writer-director is evidently casting his eye to the genre films of yesteryear with his next project, with today’s trailer containing the some of the wide-eyed wonder found in such classics as E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In terms of the plot driving the extra-terrestrial happenings on screen, Midnight Special will follow a loving father Roy (Shannon) who is left no choice but to go on the run with his son Alton after discovering that he inexplicably possess supernatural abilities. »
- Michael Briers
Tie-in video games are nothing new in the moviemaking or televisual world. Through these spin-off products, we can play out adventures featuring our favourite characters without having to leave the house.
Most of the time, though, said characters don’t sound quite right. For financial reasons, you’ll often see a different voice cast step in to replace the overly expensive stars from the original film or TV version. Admittedly, these stand-ins do a very good job from time to time. But you can always tell the difference.
Sometimes, though, providing a rare treat for fans, actors can be convinced – by money, passion or a good script - to reprise their iconic film or TV characters once more for a video game adventure. Here are 32 games that featured instances of this incredibly fun phenomenon… »
It start with an Amber alert for an eight-year-old boy and ends with child with glowing eyes causing massive disturbances: Judging by the first trailer for the star-studded sci-fi throwback Midnight Special, we may have a candidate for next year's best old-school Spielberg-esque film not made by the man himself.
A mysterious chase movie that filmaker Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud) has likened to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the movie tells the story of a man (Michael Shannon) and his uniquely gifted eight-year-old kid, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher »
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