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IFC has sent over the official word on its upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Jim Mickle's (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) latest flick, Cold in July (review). Read on for all the details you need and more!
Cold in July Release Details
A man simply trying to protect his home and family commits a spur-of-the-moment act that will have unforeseen - and unimaginable - consequences in the simmering thriller Cold In July.
The film, boasting a powerhouse cast, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films and Mpi Media Group on September 30, 2014, with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $24.98.
How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane ("Dexter" star Michael C. Hall in an affectingly vulnerable performance) puts a bullet in the brain of lowlife burglar Freddy. Although he's hailed as a small-town hero, Richard »
- Steve Barton
Directed by Jim Mickle
Set in a small Texas town, Cold in July opens with a bang in more ways than one. Family man Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) awakens one night in bed, convinced that an intruder has infiltrated his home. After fetching his pistol he creeps into the living room, is confronted face to face by the thug and shoots in him cold blood. The event transfixes Richard into a whirlpool of conflicting emotions as some people, including officer Ray Price (Nick Damici), claim he did the right and only thing he could do whereas Richard mulls over the avoidable loss of life. Far from over, Richard’s problems are accentuated when the apparent father of the departed, recently released career criminal Ben Russell (Sam Shepard), arrives in town and starts to threaten Richard and his family. »
- Edgar Chaput
Back when the first "Sin City" was released in 2005, the idea of doing a 1:1 translation of a graphic novel for the big screen was so outside the box that it bordered on lunacy. But that's just what Robert Rodriguez, the filmmaker behind "Desperado" and "Spy Kids," did when adapting Frank Miller's hard-boiled graphic novel "Sin City."
Instead of appropriating the look and feel of the comic book, he just Xeroxed it. It was still black-and-white, with flashes of color, and the actors he chose (among them, Mickey Rourke as the mountainous bad-ass Marv, and Jessica Alba as damsel-in-distress Nancy) were so uncannily close to their comic book equivalents that they might as well have been inked and painted.
Rodriguez also made the generous decision to bring Miller on board as a screenwriter and co-director (something that the DGA frowned upon, leading to Rodriguez losing out on a number of high-profile studio gigs). Together, »
- Drew Taylor
“Beginning Tuesday, August 19th fans of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” will get a chance to experience the thrill ride all over again with the launch of the entire 10-episode first season on Netflix. Based on the cult-classic film of the same name, the series from creator/executive producer/ director Robert Rodriguez (who has created such films as Sin City, Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn) premiered on the Rodriguez founded El Rey Network this past March. The first season is already available on the Netflix service in itsinternational markets including: UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, and Latin America.
The Netflix launch comes on the heels of a recent announcement from El Rey Network that »
- Jonathan James
'Fifty Shades of Grey' is not a family-friendly film, especially when you're the star.
Fifty Shades of Grey is not a family-friendly film, especially when you're the star.
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson's daughter Dakota Johnson takes on the role of the virgin-turned-s&M goddess Anastasia Steele in the erotic film, but despite this family's show-business background, this leading lady isn't too keen on having her mother view the movie.
Watch: Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer Is Super Sexual
"I have not seen Fifty Shades of Grey. I don't think I'm going to see it," the 56-year-old actress admitted to Indiewire, adding that her 24-year-old daughter told her parents, "'You guys cannot come. There's no way.' So we're not going."
She may not see the movie, but Griffith did get a glimpse of the whips and chains. "I did go visit for a couple of days when they were shooting just normal stuff. I »
Mom, stay out of the Red Room of Pain! As many await the highly anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James’ graphic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey, star Dakota Johnson hopes everyone comes to see it … except for her parents. “[Dakota] was like, ‘You guys cannot come. There's no way.’ So we're not going,” mom Melanie Griffith, 56, told IndieWire, indicating that her ex-husband and Dakota’s father Don Johnson will also not be making it to a screening. “I did go visit for a couple of days [...] »
Marvel Studios is taking its biggest risk yet with Guardians of the Galaxy, banking on an obscure team of heroes to bridge the gap until the next Avengers flick roars into theaters. But there's an even larger obstacle standing in the way of box-office success: Dave Bautista.
To the uninitiated, Bautista is a six-time world champion in Vince McMahon's wrestling circus, and one of the most iconic squared-circle stars of the last decade. In Guardians, he plays intergalactic warrior Drax the Destroyer, which is unquestionably his biggest role to date. »
Directed by Jim Mickle
Written by Nick Damici
Fans of pulp fiction will get a kick out of Cold in July, a gritty – at times bloody – and darkly funny crime yarn directed by provocateur Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street, Stakeland). This rigid and enthralling Texas thriller is one the most hyperbolic and stylish crime yarns in years. Think Drive, but with a better cast – a better script – and a sense of humour as sharp as a knife.
Jim Mickle’s violent black comedy stars Michael C. Hall as Richard Dane, a suburban family man who has a small-town framing shop, a beautiful wife and son – and a gun hidden away in the house which he should have no business owning. The opening scene gets the plot moving fairly quickly as he confronts and then fatally shoots a burglar who’s broken into his home. The local sheriff »
Still blushing from watching the Fifty Shades of Grey movie trailer? Just imagine what filming that was like for Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson—oh my! In a Today interview that aired Friday, the co-stars giggled about the "sexual acrobatics" involved in getting those steamy love scenes just right! "The reality of it," said 32-year-old Dornan, "is that there's a burly man you don't know very well three feet from your face…which isn't how you usually have sex—[not] me, anyway." Johnson, 24, deadpanned, "I do, a lot." Of course, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson's daughter is kidding! "It's more about visually what »
The trailer, featuring a remix of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love,” starts off very innocently before teasing a few sex and bondage scenes at the end, including the image above of Johnson (the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith) blindfolded and naked.
The film, directed by Sam Taylor Johnson, has not been rated but it would be surprising if the MPAA gave it anything below an R-rating, given the graphic sex in the novels.
See Also: Five Sexy Secrets from the ‘Fifty Shades’ Trailer
The two-and-a-half minute trailer was exclusively unveiled on NBC’s “Today” Thursday morning.
- Ramin Setoodeh
Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz aren't the only amateurs who've had sex on tape. Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011) Director: Tom Brady Stars: Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson The touching story of a man whose big heart overcame his micropenis to become the world's biggest adult film star. Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star opens with helicopter footage of Midwest farm country; just your basic cinematic establishing shots. Then it introduces the audience »
- Jason Adams
This review contains spoilers.
7.4 Death Is Not The End
Our final visit to Bon Temps continues apace with an episode packed full of sea changes. Fittingly downbeat it might be, but that doesn’t mean the season isn’t also moving at breathtaking speed – the idiot gang leader also known as Vince is already bleeding from the brain; after three weeks of no pupils, Laf is feeding the hungry and after last week’s shocking ending, Sookie is laying down the law. Welcome to the world Miss Stackhouse. We’ve been waiting for you...
Yes, perhaps this episode would have been better titled ‘I am Woman, Hear Me Roar’, packed as it was with women manning up and taking charge left, right and very right of centre. Sookie’s grim determination was the backbone »
This review contains spoilers.
7.3 Fire In The Hole
Ding dong the witch is dead! No, we haven’t lost the Divine Miss Holly, but this week, True Blood made good on its cast-cull promises, and ripped the ass, sorry heart, out of Dame ‘Unhealthy Obsession with Her Son’ Fortenberry. It seems there is a TV God after all. It wasn’t all good news though – this is the True Blood-verse, and every fantastic event has to be paid for with at least two horrific events and a very large dose of misery. The TV God giveth, and once again, the TV God taketh away...
Yes, in order for us to so thoroughly enjoy the sight of Dame Fortenberry’s still-beating heart glistening on the asphalt, we »
Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw, Wyatt Russell, Nick Damici, Lanny Flaherty, Kristin Griffith, Dorothea Swiac, Joe Lanza, Rachel Zeiger-Haag | Written by Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Joe R. Lansdale | Directed by Jim Mickle
Texan thriller Cold In July, has been hailed as the new No Country for Old Men. The latest film from director Jim Mickle is based on a pulp thriller novel by Joe R Lansdale, who arguably isn’t in the same league as Cormac McCarthy. But can his film adapattion live up to the hype? Having been a big fan of the brilliant albeit trashy series, Dexter, I was keen to see how Michael C. Hall adapted to the big screen.
The film sets off at a rapid pace, with foundations quickly set for an intriguing puzzle. Our protagonist Richard Dane (along with his dodgy Texan accent), is woken up by a curious noise in his downstairs kitchen. »
- Joe Cronin
Don Johnson said he will be skipping his daughter's big screen debut as Anastasia Steele when the film hits theaters next year - but not because he can't handle see Dakota in the racy role.
"I probably will not see it just because it's not a movie I would see," he said, during an interview on "Good Morning Britain" this week. "I've never seen 'The Vampire Diaries,' I've never seen 'Twilight.' It's in a category of films that I just ...
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While visiting our usual YouTube haunts, we came across eOne Australia's page and found some interesting news regarding when our fellow fiends Down Under will be able to check out the surprisingly good "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" on home video.
Look for Season 1 of El Rey Network's first original series, "From Dusk Till Dawn," on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on September 24th in Australia. It hits the Us on September 16th, and you can pre-order it now.
No specs for either release are available yet, but stay tuned.
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” stars D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko and Zane Holtz as his brother, Richard (“Richie”). Other cast members include Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey, Don Johnson, Madison Davenport, Lane Garrison, Robert Patrick, and Brandon Soo Hoo.
In this supernatural crime series, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, »
- Debi Moore
Confused suspense drama starts out gripping and descends into a moral muddle that a very good performance by Michael C. Hall cannot quite overcome. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Richard Dane once shot a man in his living room, just for having B&E’d into his home where his wife and their young child were sleeping in the middle of the night. But Richard (Michael C. Hall: Gamer, Paycheck) is a decent man, and though the police assure him that he was well within his rights to protect himself and his family, and he is certainly not going to be charged with any crime, he is shaken to the core.
This isn’t a thing that The Movies usually deal with, not on the scale »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Who knew they were friends? Will Arnett and Don Johnson showed what a small town Hollywood really is when they stepped out together in Portofino, Italy, earlier this week. The two appear to be vacationing there with other pals and loved ones, including Johnson's second wife, Kelley Phleger. The Arrested Development star, 44, and the Miami Vice alum, 64, were photographed strolling through the coastal village on Monday, June 23. Both were dressed casually—Arnett in a green T-shirt and gray shorts, and Johnson in a gray T-shirt, [...] »
Director Jim Mickle is beginning to form a reputation for himself, in constantly producing unique, creative productions, that can’t be confined to any one genre. Following on from We Are What Are, his latest, Cold in July, also epitomises this fact – though sadly such ingenuity can make his films somewhat difficult to sell to financiers.
“The fact it wasn’t a horror film made it tough,” he explained. “You can bend the rules a little more easily in horror and fans are more accepting, and financiers are a little more accepting. This is a little tougher because it had a foot in the horror genre, but also had a foot in so many other spots that people didn’t want to wholesale finance the thing because of that. There were so many years being so frustrated about this.”
- Stefan Pape
With last year's We Are What We Are, director Jim Mickle produced a near-miracle – a remake of a recent classic that was not only acclaimed, but did something genuinely innovative with its source material. Finally arriving on screens after several years in the making, his fourth feature Cold in July is a gripping and stylish western noir that blends the small-town malevolence of David Cronenberg's A History of Violence with a sinewy B-movie efficiency that recalls other recent potboiler adaptations like The Lincoln Lawyer.
Michael C Hall is Richard Dane, a meek everyman whose life begins to come apart after he accidentally shoots dead an intruder in his home. "My finger slipped," he says blankly, too shell-shocked to accept any of the hero credit his »
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