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Mary Elizabeth Winstead has the “one to watch” thing down pat. The former teen actress has now blossomed into one of independent film’s most reliable and relatable leading ladies and her steady rise up the cinematic ranks – from the drunken darkness of Smashed to the dark humor of Faults, with a little The Thing and A Good Day to Die Hard thrown in for a touch of blockbuster fun– has long been someone worth watching, and now. For his directorial debut, actor Chris Messina has quite wisely built a story around Winstead’s charms, setting her up as the eponymous Alex for his Alex of Venice, an amiable outing that serves as yet another reminder that Winstead is more than enough of a draw on her own. The duo star in the domestic drama as a long-time couple fractured and felled by apparently normal grievances. Alex (Winstead) is a hardcore workaholic, and »
- Kate Erbland
Today we have a trailer for the upcoming "Cold in July" thriller, which is based on a book by Joe R Lansdale and stars Michael C Hall ("Dexter"), Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Check it out below. Plot: While investigating noises in his house one Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Hall) puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell (Wyatt Russell). Although he's hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family's safety when Freddy's ex-con father, Ben (Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. The new movie is directed by Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) and is set to be released in select theaters and on VOD on May 23rd. Trailer: »
As the female lead in the forthcoming mega-novel adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey, there's a whole host of expectation heaped on Dakota Johnson. But there's one famous actor who's definitely got her back - her father, Don Johnson. We recently spoke to the legendary actor about his forthcoming role in gritty noir thriller Cold in July, and he only had words of encouragement and praise for his daughter as she takes on her biggest role yet. "I'm exceedingly proud of my daughter. She's a gifted, gifted actress. I don't speak about the...
- Total Film
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Synosis: With Richie’s visions becoming stronger, the Gecko brothers make a swift escape from the liquor store bloodbath.
After the fun-packed pilot, we take things down a notch with a more character-establishing episode. That’s not to say this episode is a snooze, but it’s a little more sedate.
It seems this episode is all about the brotherly bond, or lack of, a bank robbery and introducing the Fuller family. The robbery almost has a Point Break feel about it as Seth and Richie seem to take over the bank with ease as things don’t go quite to plan. Those brothers can never catch a break and with a lady bank-teller now tied up in the car boot, they drive »
- Lucinda Holt
"From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is taking next week off, which I guess means last week's episode was a sort of mid-season finale... and a good one it was! "Pandemonium" breaks out when it returns on April 29th with Episode 1.07, and here's a preview.
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centers on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz). The series deepens the tone of the original film, adds new characters and backstories, and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the creatures inside the club.
Along with Cotrona and Holtz, the international cast includes Jesse Garcia, Eiza González, Wilmer Valderrama, Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey, Don Johnson, Madison Davenport, Lane Garrison, Robert Patrick, and Brandon Soo Hoo. The 10-episode, hour-long series is El Rey Network's first scripted original and has already been renewed for a second season.
No synopsis for Episode 1.07, "Pandemonium, »
- Debi Moore
Written By: Robert Rodriguez
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Synopsis: The fugitive Gecko brothers face a bloody stand-off during a routine stop at a liquor store.
When I first heard that Robert Rodriquez was planning to turn his film From Dusk Till Dawn into a series, I was a little dubious. The film has become a bit of a cult classic and I just couldn’t see how anyone could take this story into a ten-episode show, let alone portray those parts played so well by George Clooney and Harvey Keitel.
Like the film, the pilot begins a liquor store with the ever entertaining Don Johnson as Texas ranger Earl McGraw. If you know the film, you can guess what happens next.
However, this is where immediate changes are noticeable because unlike the film, this show delves into more of supernatural feel very early on. »
- Lucinda Holt
Yeah, we've got a thing for Jim Mickle around these parts. That's because he's very, very good with a filmography that dives deep into the seedy underbelly of Americana. that Mickle hasn't really broken through to a mass audience yet is - in my opinion - very much an indictment of that audience and not at all of Mickle's work as he has yet to take anything even remotely approaching a mis-step. All of which is to say that his latest effort - the grimy revenge thriller Cold In July - is very, very good.In 1980s East Texas, two fathers pitted against each other in revenge must band together to uncover a darker truth. Michael C Hall, Don Johnson and Sam Shepard star in this...
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Cold in July has released its first trailer.
Hall plays an ordinary Texas man who shoots and kills an intruder.
The police wrongly identify the dead man as the son of a violent criminal newly released from prison, who in turn begins to terrorise the family of his child's supposed killer.
Cold in July will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
It will open in the UK on June 27 and in the Us on May 23. »
Jim Mickle, the director behind recent cult classics Stake Land and We Are What We Are returns to the big screen with Cold In July. The film, based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale, sees a man (Michael C. Hall) protect his house by shooting an intruder dead. However, things become complicated when it appears the police have played switcharoo with the bodies, claiming he has killed somebody else entirely. If that’s not bad enough, the recently paroled father (Sam Shepard) of the man the police claim was killed, is out for revenge.
The film certainly looks dark, mysterious and incredibly tense, with a series of great performances thrown in too. Mickle has done nothing but impress in his career so far, so let’s hope this is the best yet.
Cold In July is released in the Us on 23rd May and in the UK on 27th June. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
On a hot Texas summer night in 1989, family man Richard Dane (Dexter's Michael C. Hall) awakens to the sound of a burglar breaking into his home. In a panic, he shoots the intruder dead-but this nightmare is only just beginning. Although he's hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family's safety when the burglar's ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Misled by the cops and desperate for answers, Richard embarks on an increasingly berserk, bloodstained quest to discover what really happened that night. The plot twists pile up faster than the body count in this blistering mystery of vengeance and vice, directed by Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are, Stake Land) with scene-stealing performances from Sam Shepard and Don Johnson as a pair of Texan badasses. Based on the novel by »
After impressing with films like Stake Land and We Are What We Are, Jim Mickle unleashed Cold in July on audiences at Sundance this past January, which was scooped up for release by IFC Films. On tap right now we have a brand new poster and the first trailer. Dig it!
Look for the film in limited theaters and VOD outlets on May 23rd.
On a hot Texas summer night in 1989, family man Richard Dane (Hall) awakens to the sound of a burglar breaking into his home. In a panic, he shoots the intruder dead—but this nightmare is only just beginning. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when the burglar’s ex-con father, Ben (Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. »
- Steve Barton
Now with "Dexter" over, Michael C. Hall is making a break for it as a big screen actor, playing the lead in the gritty indie thriller "Cold in July," directed by Jim Mickle ("Stake Land," "We Are What We Are"). The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and opens in limited release and on VOD on May 23. Indiewire has the film's first trailer. In the film, Hall plays a Texan who kills an intruder. When the victims' father comes a-knockin', all hell breaks loose. Sam Shepard and Don Johnson co-star. Watch the trailer for the IFC Films release below: »
- Nigel M Smith
Letting a burglar invade your home may be a whole lot less messy than shooting that burglar in self-defense – at least, that’s the message the new trailer for Cold in July sends.
The movie, made by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici, is adapted from Joe Lansdale ’80s-set novel of the same name about a man who shoots and kills a burglar only for the burglar’s father to come after him for revenge. Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, and Sam Shepard star in the thriller.
Cold in July will open in select theaters and will be available on VOD »
- Ariana Bacle
IFC Films has released the Cold in July trailer and poster. The film stars Michael C. Hall as an mild-mannered family man who kills a home intruder, but events take a bizarre twist when the intruder's father (Sam Shepard) begins stalking around, and an even larger conspiracy is around the corner. I saw the film at Sundance, and even though the tone is erratic, it's also electrifying. This trailer provides a good sense of the movie without giving too much away, or at least not so much that you can piece together the entire story. This is an indie flick you should definitely keep on your radar. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also stars Don Johnson and Vinessa Shaw. Cold in July opens May 23rd. Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD. Here's the official synopsis for Cold in July »
- Matt Goldberg
They don't make 'em like this anymore. Well, more accurately, they don't make 'em like this anymore, but Jim Mickle still does. The director behind "Stake Land" and "We Are What We Are" returns with another genre exercise with "Cold In July," and the first trailer has arrived. Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson (having a blast) star in this one about an ordinary Texas man who kills an intruder who breaks into his home one night. The event sets off a chain reaction when the victim's father, a grizzled ex-con, comes looking for who killed his boy, and slowly, the everyman is pulled into a mystery that has dark consequences. The film is set in the '80s, but also feels like a product of the era too, with the twist, noir-tinged tale deserving a beat-up VHS cover and a big bowl of popcorn to go with it. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, Season 1, Episode 6, “Place of Dead Roads”
Written by Alvaro Rodriguez
Directed by Dwight Little
Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on El Rey Network
“She’s real, she’s real”
“Self-Contained”, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series‘ fifth episode, was a small misstep for the show which had been doing incredibly well. It has some great moments and is tightly wound, but outside of bringing our characters to the infamous Titty Twister, where most of the story will be set, not much else happens in the episode. This week, “Place of Dead Roads” brings the show back to fine form.
We’ve already gotten a flashback of Seth’s time in prison; “Place of Dead Roads” gives us a short look at Richie’s time living in the mountains while Seth was away. The episode’s best moments, however, come while inside the club. For one thing, »
The 13th Tribeca Film Festival begins Wednesday, April 16 with a lineup featuring over 50 world premieres and even more must-see films.
This year’s Tribeca line-up begins Wednesday, April 16 with a screening of Time Is Illmatic, a documentary celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nas’ 1994 album Illmatic. After the screening, Nas himself will perform songs from his legendary album.
Features Premiering At Tribeca
TV comedies collide in About Alex, which stars Parks and Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza and New Girl’s Max Greenfield – not to mention Jane Levy (Subergatory), Max Minghella (The Mindy Project, The Social Network), Jason Ritter (Parenthood), Nate Parker and Maggie Grace (Taken, Lost). Written and directed by Jesse Zwick, this The Big Chill homage takes place during a weekend away, as old friends in their mi-twenties come together to help one in the group who is suicidal.
Another TV-star driven film premiering at Tribeca is Life Partners, starring »
Tuesdays are a lot more bearable now that we have "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" to look forward to, and if you're enjoying it as much as we are, then check out a preview of tonight's Episode 1.06, "Place of Dead Roads," in which we finally arrive at the infamous Titty Twister.
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” centers on bank robber Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Zane Holtz), who are on the run after a bank heist left several people dead.
While heading to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter a former pastor and his family, whom they take hostage. Using the family Rv to cross the Border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is populated by vampires. They are forced to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the original film, »
- Debi Moore
In the opening scenes of the new ’80s-set thriller Cold in July, Michael C. Hall’s character shoots dead a burglar and then checks out his funeral. Did the man who played the serial killer Dexter and a funeral director on Six Feet Under think he was being pranked when he first read the screenplay? Not so much. As Hall says in the currently-on-stands Summer Movie Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly, “I’m often sent scripts that have some murderous or graveyard elements.”
- Clark Collis
"It's that rat circus out there, I'm beginning to enjoy it. Look, any longer out on that road and I'm one of them, a terminal psychotic, except that I've got this bronze badge that says that I'm one of the good guys."
Released 35 years ago this week (on April 12, 1979), George Miller's film about a near-future cop who turns vigilante when a biker gang kills his partner and his family, made an international star out of Gibson, made Miller an A-list director, and helped put the new wave of Australian cinema on the world map. It also launched a franchise that continues to this day; next year, Miller will finally release the long-gestating "Mad Max: Fury Road," with Tom Hardy taking over as Max.
While the original »
- Gary Susman
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