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13 Films is handling international rights to the project and will introduce the film to buyers in Berlin. UTA is arranging financing for the film and handling the U.S. rights.
“Croak” is a Sprout Pictures, Thomas Thomas Films and the Development Partnership production. The project is based on the short film “Sunday Roast,” which was screened at the London Film Festival last year.
The film is a darkly comedic look at the ludicrous quirks of the film industry, which are thrown »
- Dave McNary
Absurdity turns quickly to boredom in Alejandro Amenábar’s Regression, the latest picture unceremoniously dumped by The Weinstein Company to your local multiplex with excess capacity. Set in a 1990 rural Minnesota, the story follows the adventures of Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) as he investigates a local “outbreak” of demonic possession that comes across his desk. Enlisting Professor David Rains (David Thewlis), they go on a wild adventure that eventually finds them briefly in Pittsburgh chasing a cult and a dark family secret that, at first glance, is less than what it might have been. Who would have thought a small town police department had those kinds of resources?
Amenábar gets the atmosphere right even if there’s not much lurking in the shadows, all while Hawke does his best to keep a straight face. At the heart of the film is a strong performance by Emma Watson as Angela, »
- John Fink
Consider yourself warned: Regression is not a horror movie. Despite the involvement of writer-director Alejandro Amenábar, best known for ghost story The Others, and a marketing campaign that has focused on the Satanic cults and human sacrifices wrapped up in the film’s messy premise, Regression is actually a finger-patronizing parable about the dangers of hypnosis and hysteria – and a largely intolerable one at that.
It all starts out promisingly enough, with committed Minnesota detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigating the bizarre case of Angela Gray (Emma Watson), a 17-year-old girl who fled her family for the safety of a nearby church after saying she was ritualistically raped and scarred. It doesn’t take long for her father (David Dencik) to admit to molesting her – not because he remembers doing so, but because he is convinced Angela would never lie.
In an attempt to draw out his repressed memories, Kenner »
- Isaac Feldberg
Take a journey with Michael Stone as he lands into Cin Cin City in ‘Landing,’ the new clip for the animated film, ‘Anomalisa.’ The clip was unveiled by the comedy-drama’s distributor, Paramount Pictures, which has released the movie in select theaters. The stop-motion film was co-directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Charlie Kaufman, who also wrote the script, and Duke Johnson. Paramount Pictures has released the following synopsis for ‘Anomalisa’: Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of ‘How May I Help You Help Them?’ is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
One would not think that a thriller a) starring Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson and b) helmed by The Others‘ Alejandro Amenábar would be dumped so unceremoniously, yet The Weinstein Company — no strangers to such a tactic, if Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s T.S. Spivet and last week’s Jane Got a Gun are just the most recent evidence — will do such a thing with Regression, which opens in three days and, to my knowledge, still has not had a single press screening scheduled. The picture becomes a bit clearer when one looks at the initial round of reviews, a collection that’s at best complementary and at worst, well, you can imagine. Here, it seems, something didn’t exactly click and a major company wishes to get this thing off its hands already.
So less than 72 hours before its U.S. debut, we have a preview that seems designed to »
- Nick Newman
Read More: Watch: 3 Spooky Clips From Alejandro Amenábar's 'Regression' With Emma Watson & Ethan Hawke Plus Lots Of New Pics Alejandro Amenábar's is back behind the camera after a six-year hiatus with his new psychological horror-thriller "Regression." The film had its world premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival last September and was released in Spain the following month. The film's official synopsis reads: "Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery." In the exclusive clip above, Ethan Hawke's character falls prey to the horrific figures he has been warned about. »
- Lauren Townsend
Considering that The Weinstein Company has pushed and pulled the film’s release date on numerous occasions, you’d be forgiven for losing sight of Alejandro Amenábar’s psychological thriller Regression.
Set for a limited release on Friday, February 5, today brings forth the latest trailer for the drama, exploring the fraught relationship between Ethan Hawke’s detective and Emma Watson’s Angela. Amenábar’s feature largely centers on the latter star, who has become completely reclusive after blaming her father (David Dencik) of a heinous crime.
Situated in Minnesota circa 1990, today’s trailer doesn’t necessarily trumpet the director’s thriller as a must-see, and bearing in mind that the production company has limited Regression‘s theatrical opening to a measly one hundred screens in the States, we’re struggling to see Amenábar’s feature making much of a dent in this weekend’s box office standings. And that’s »
- Michael Briers
Ahead of its Us release this Friday, The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer for writer-director Alejando Amenabar’s thriller Regression which stars Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Three new clips and images from Regression
Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.
Regression is set for release on February 5th in the States. »
- Amie Cranswick
Wamg is giving away Run-of-engagement passes to see one of the best films of 2015, Anomalisa.
In his review, Jim Batts called the Oscar nominated movie, “a remarkable achievement.”
Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of “How May I Help You Help Them?,” is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he’s scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life.
A beautifully tender and absurdly humorous dreamscape, from the brilliant minds of Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York ) and Duke Johnson (“Community” episode, Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas), this stop-motion animation wonder features the vocal cast of Jennifer Jason Leigh, »
- Movie Geeks
Watching Anomalisa – the painfully human stop-motion animation film from co-directors Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman – the same thought flitted through my head as when I viewed The Revenant: “This is incredible, but it was probably a nightmare to work on.” Though free from the threat of hypothermia, the production of Anomalisa offered equally maddening difficulties. A tale of a depressed customer service guru (voiced by David Thewlis) and his fateful one-night stay in a Cincinnati hotel, Anomalisa took the greater part of two years to complete. Collecting mere seconds of usable footage per day, the film’s crew pieced […] »
- Matt Mulcahey
Earlier today, we brought you new TV spots from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which teased the epic battle between Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman. We also showed you a new Empire Magazine cover, which featured an artistic rendition of these icons locked in battle. Empire also had the chance to speak with director Zack Snyder, who shed some new light on several aspects of this long-awaited adventure, including why he revealed the villainous Doomsday in the last trailer, how old Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman really is, and the huge tease of yet another big villain.
Many were surprised when Doomsday was featured in the third trailer for Batman v Superman, even though he was rumored to be a part of the story for quite some time. There have been unconfirmed reports that Lex Luthor takes the corpse of General Zod (Michael Shannon) and turns him into Doomsday, »
Well, it seems the former small screen Wonder Woman won’t be making an appearance alongside Gal Gadot’s Amazon Princess after all, with Carter’s publicist telling The Washington Post that she isn’t in the film, but “wishes its success.”
See Also: Watch the first footage from Wonder Woman solo film
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Wonder Woman will hit cinemas on June 23rd 2017 with a cast that includes Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Chris Pine (Star Trek), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Danny Huston »
- Gary Collinson
“Newtown,” Kim A. Snyder’s documentary on the aftermath of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, is not an explicitly political film. Structured more like a requiem than a polemic, the doc ebbs and flows in accordance with the cycles of mourning as it speaks with parents of the murdered children, as well as the teachers, priests, doctors and neighbors afflicted with survivor’s guilt, elegantly and devastatingly capturing the tenor of a small town that will carry these scars for at least a generation. Though it does briefly address the particulars of the gun-control cause which several of the victims’ families have taken up, “Newtown’s” politics are purely implicit, showing us just how much misery one bad guy with a gun can cause, and proves all the more effective for it. Some viewers — particularly parents — may find its unflinching portrait of grief almost too much to bear, but »
- Andrew Barker
Recently, Warner Bros. Pictures dropped this new, first featurette movie clip (below) for their upcoming "Wonder Woman" 2017 flick with hottie, Gal Gadot. We see new scenes from the movie where her character is looking pretty sleek as her alter ego, Diana Prince, and then she's spotted in some heavy dramatic stuff as Wonder Woman. Major fight scenes are shown, along with spoilery interview clips, and more! Check it out, below. The film stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Said Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis and Connie Nielsen. The official plot summary for the flick, reads like this: "Set to open in 2017, the "Wonder Woman" movie is based on characters created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment." It's due to hit theaters on June 23rd, 2017. »
- Andre Braddox
When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters this March, it will not only be the first time that Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) are seen on the big screen together, it will also mark a unique collaboration between two beloved composers. Way back in November 2014, it was confirmed that Hans Zimmer and Tom Holkenberg, best known as Junkie Xl, will both work on the score. Hans Zimmer will be crafting the Superman theme while Junkie Xl will work on the music for Batman. Last night, Junkie Xl posted a cryptic Facebook message, which some fans thought meant he would also be providing the score for Wonder Woman, but the composer clarified on his Twitter page that he will not be scoring this movie.
Starring Gal Gadot as the title hero, Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine (Star Trek, The Finest Hours), Robin Wright (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (Clash of the Titans, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, The Theory of Everything), Ewen Bremner (Exodus: Gods and Kings, Snowpiercer), Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In) Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I) and Lucy Davis (Shaun of the Dead). Principal photography is underway with shooting to take place in the UK, »
- Laura Frances
Wonder Woman will be the first movie to hit cinemas, and will be released on June 23rd 2017. Zack Snyder’s Justice League Part One, which kicks off production later in the year, will be released on November 17th 2017.
Gal Gadot will headline Wonder Woman, which also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Connie Nielsen and Lucy Davis. As we said, shooting is taking place in the UK, and will shortly move on to France and Italy. Patty Jenkins directs.
- Paul Heath
According to reports the role of 'Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons', the mother of 'Wonder Woman' (Gal Gadot) has been cast in director Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" solo feature, based on the female superhero debuting in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice":
Actress Connie Nielsen ("Gladiator", "Nymphomaniac") will play the character 'Hippolyta', originally created by "Wonder Woman" writer/psychologist William Moulton Marston and illustrator Harry G. Peter, debuting in "All Star Comics" #8 (1941).
Hippolyta and the Amazons once resided in 'Amazonia' in the days of ancient Greece...
...until they were 'beguiled and bested' by the demi-god 'Hercules', who had been sent after her by 'Ares', aka 'Mars'.
Hippolyta is seduced by Hercules, and he takes from her the 'Golden Girdle of Gaea', a gift from the gods...
...that enhances the strength and stamina of its wearer. Soon after Mars appropriates the girdle.
Hippolyta and the other »
- Michael Stevens
Take a look @ more leaked images from the UK set of director Patty Jenkins' currently shooting 3D action adventure "Wonder Woman", based on the DC Comics female superhero, with Gal Gadot ("Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"), as 'Diana Prince/Wonder Woman' confronted with an ancient sword and shield:
"Wonder Woman",filming on location in the UK, France and Italy, is scheduled for release in 3D and IMAX 3D, June 23, 2017.
Click the images to enlarge...
- Michael Stevens
...will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, as the fourth installment in the 'DC Extended Universe'.
The film is directed by Jenkins from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs, starring Gadot, Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya and Lucy Davis.
The film is scheduled to be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on June 23, 2017.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Wonder Woman"...
- Michael Stevens
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