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From RedBand.Ca, take a look @ the restricted 'red band' trailer from the comedy feature "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot", directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, starring Margot Robbie, Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, Nicholas Braun and Sheila Vand:
"...while working as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 'Kim Barker' (Fey)...
"...develops a crazy relationship with a fellow journalist from Scotland (Freeman)..."
Cick the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"...
- Michael Stevens
Tina Fey dances with guns, Afghanistan, and fellow journalists in the new trailer for the comedy “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Fey stars as war correspondent Kim Barker, who travels to Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Ending Freedom and kindles an unlikely relationship with Scottish journalist Iain MacKelpie (Martin Freeman). Margot Robbie co-stars as a competing reporter, Tanya, who befriends Fey’s character. “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is based on former Chicago Tribune reporter Kim Barker’s memoir about her experiences reporting in the Middle East, “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, and Christopher Abbott also star. “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” is set for release March 4. Check out the trailer below! Inspired by this post? Check out our film audition listings! »
Ahead of its release next month, Paramount Pictures has debuted a second trailer for directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s upcoming war comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Based on the memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker, the film sees Tina Fey leading a cast that also includes Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina and Christopher Abbott. Check it out here…
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is set for release on March 4th, 2016.
- Amie Cranswick
A heads-up – the trailer contains language Nsfw.
- Michelle McCue
Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Focus and Crazy, Stupid, Love), the feature film lifts inspiration from Kim Barker’s wartime memoir, The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan And Pakistan, shipping Fey’s budding Chicago Tribune reporter off to the front lines as a war correspondent.
And so, without a shred of experience to call her own, Fey’s lead finds herself knee deep in Operation Enduring Freedom – Aka the global war on terrorism – as our photojournalist begins capturing the skirmishes across the sun-scorched region. As today’s trailer attests, overseas reporting is by no means her forte, and Ficarra and Requa are doubling down on the fish-out-of-water dynamic for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. There’s an air of Liz Lemon’s slick sense »
- Michael Briers
The trailer begins with Robbie’s British journalist asking Fey for permission to sleep with Fey’s bodyguard — which Fey gives after only a brief hesitation. It ends with Fey on camera and describing Afghanistan’s first woman driver, who immediately crashes the car.
“That sucks for women,” Fey responds.
Freeman plays a Scottish war photographer and Molina is a local official — who both make advances on Fey’s Kim Barker.
- Dave McNary
A new trailer for Tina Fey's latest movie, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, has arrived, and it looks like it's exactly the kind of darkly funny movie about a foreign correspondent that we'd expect from the Sisters actress. Based on real-life reporter Kim Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle, the movie adaptation follows a war journalist throughout her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where she goes to escape her unsatisfying job and her "mildly depressive boyfriend," finding success, friendship, and possibly love. Fey is producing and starring in the funny film, which has a stellar cast with the likes of Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, and Billy Bob Thornton. Watch the trailers, and catch the movie when it hits theaters on March 4. Here's the first trailer: »
- Quinn Keaney
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot recounts the stories of a journalist and her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The journalist in question will be portrayed by the charismatic Tina Fey, and she's joined by the likes of Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina and Billy Bob Thornton. By the way, if the thought of Ms. Robbie dropping some F-bombs sounds like it would make your day, let me direct your... Read More »
- Sean Wist
"This is an extreme environment. People with actual experience make bad decisions here." Paramount has debuted another new trailer for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, the comedy from Glenn Ficarra & John Requa starring Tina Fey as a TV reporter sent to do coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan for her first time. It's a good story to tell, and they try to have fun with it, but sometimes the jokes in this fall flat and it doesn't look that good, but other times it looks solid. This also stars Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Nicholas Braun, Josh Charles, Alfred Molina, plus Christopher Abbott. This trailer is slightly better than the first one, but it still doesn't really show too much. Opening in theaters next month. Here's the second trailer for Glenn Ficarra & John Requa's Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, direct via YouTube: You can watch the first official trailer for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot here, »
- Alex Billington
A couple of key lines from the new trailer for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: “Everyone needs to shake up their life now and then.” — Reporter Tina Fey. “This is an extreme environment.” — Afghanistan-based U.S. military man Billy Bob Thornton. Such is the setup for the new film from Crazy Stupid Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa based on the book The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan And Pakistan by Kim Barker. Fey plays the author, a TV reporter who… »
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot follows a journalist who recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Check out the international trailer below.
Paramount Pictures will release the film in theaters on March 4, 2016.
- Kellvin Chavez
It's always a bit delicate when comedies drop American actors into foreign lands and aim for laughs, and in the upcoming "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," the jokes look to be mostly at the expense of Tina Fey, though some stereotypes of Middle Easterners also get dragged out. Read More: Watch: Tina Fey Signals 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' In Frist Trailer For Wartime Comedy Based on the memoir by Kim Barker, and co-starring Martin Freeman, Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, and Christopher Abbott, the story follows an American reporter who rolls the dice and takes an assignment abroad, hoping to change up her life. And it looks like her eyes are opened to a new culture, and she grows as a person and finds herself along the way, as these things usually go. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, ("Focus," "Crazy Stupid Love"), "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" opens on March 4th. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
As we began talking about editorial content we could publish to celebrate the release of Hail, Caesar!, the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, we realized that none of us had the same top five lists, and that it seems unusual for that to be the case. The Coens have had such a rich and varied career that it is impossible to pin them down to one style or one theme or one type of storytelling. Some people love their comedies. Some people love it when they get dark. Some people love the underdogs, the least-liked of their films. But what's clear is that every film they've made has its fans, and even their worst films are beloved by someone. There are few artists like the Coen Brothers, and we were delighted to get lists from each of our special guest contributors this time. The diversity of the replies »
- HitFix Staff
The Coen brothers are just as quirky as the characters from their movies. Just ask Josh Brolin, who has collaborated three times with the writer-directors, including on the upcoming “Hail, Caesar!” He recalls meeting the brothers on his “No Country for Old Men” audition, and not knowing what to do with the awkward silences. “Joel was intimidating,” Brolin says. “He didn’t say anything.” Months later, he was having dinner with Ethan, and noticed his friend continually glancing at his lap. “I looked down,” Brolin says. “He had been reading a book under the table. I was like, ‘Come on!’ ”
Photographed in New York City by François Dischinger for Variety
In this age of Twitter and Instagram, the directors of such beloved classics as “The Big Lebowski,” “Blood Simple” and “Raising Arizona” are still fairly private — and awkward with press interviews. Although they grew up together making films on their Super 8 cameras in Minnesota, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures has hired screenwriter Jesse Wigutow to pen the script for "Decender", based on the graphic novel by Jeff Lemire. Josh Bratman from Immersive Pictures will produce the film with Lemire set as Executive Producer along with co-creator and artist of the series, David Nguyen. Sony Pictures picked up the rights to the graphic novel almost a year ago.
From The Hollywood Reporter, the plot for "Decender" reads:
"A space opera tells where in the distant future anything android, robotic or with artificial intelligence is hunted down by bounty hunters and destroyed. On a distant mining colony, one self-aware and extremely lifelike robot called Tim-21 becomes the target of a galaxy-wide pursuit when it’s believed he may hold the key to the destruction of the galaxy. Tim-21 bands with a rag-tag group of unlikely companions and goes on the run from one exotic planet to the next, »
- J.B. Casas
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods The Last Witch Hunter (fantasy action-adventure; Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie, Michael Caine; rated PG-13) Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg-directed drama-thriller; Mark Rylance, Tom Hanks, Domenick Lombardozzi; rated PG-13) Suffragette (drama; Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep; rated PG-13) Our Brand Is Crisis (drama-comedy; Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton; rated R) Truth (drama; Cate...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
I’m “biast” (con): …though I often hate her movie choices
I have not seen the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
So here’s the thing. Movie protagonists don’t necessarily have to be likable. But they do have to comprehensible. We have to understand what the central character of a story wants. Does she want to rule the world? Does she want to blow up the world? Fine. Just give us a story that takes us along on that journey.
- MaryAnn Johanson
Read More: Gaspar Noé's 'Love,' 'Dope' and More Coming to Netflix This February (Plus Indiewire's Picks) "Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away." Winter is about to get a little tougher now that Netflix is taking away some of its most beloved titles next month. If you've been dying to Billy Bob Thornton get his Grinch on in "Bad Santa" or Jamie Foxx in his Oscar-winning role in "Ray," now is the time to start streaming or forever hold your peace. Below are all 39 movies leaving Netflix this February, plus Indiewire's personal picks on what to see before it's too late. Synopses provided by Netflix. Leaving 2/1 "Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein" (1999) "Asylum" (2005)" "Bad Santa" (2003)" "Benny and Joon" (1993) Indiewire Pick: "Big Fish" (2003)In one of Tim Burton's most resonant dramas, a reporter attempts to learn more about his dying father »
- Zack Sharf
David Gordon Green’s uneven Wag the Dog-style satirical political romp takes both its title and theme from Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary about the role played by the gun-for-hire American consultants in the 2002 Bolivian elections. Sandra Bullock (who shares producer credits with, among others, George Clooney and Grant Heslov) is the reclusive political strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine, who turned her back on her profession after one dirty trick too many.
Reluctantly enlisted to help elect the unlikable bully Castillo (Joaquim de Almeida), Jane gets the bit between her teeth when she discovers that her arch-rival, Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), is running the opposition’s campaign. Screenwriter Peter Straughan’s script originally featured a male protagonist, but Bullock makes the role her own, from vomiting into a wastepaper basket »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
It sounds like we already have our first great horror movie of 2016. Following its much talked about screenings at Sundance, the Farsi-language horror movie Under The Shadow is set for a worldwide release, thanks to Vertical Entertainment, Netflix, and Xyz Films:
Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2016) – Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films have partnered for global distribution of the Farsi-language horror thriller Under The Shadow, which will have its world premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. The companies will coordinate a global day-and-date release on digital and VOD platforms, alongside a targeted theatrical release in select territories. Netflix will release the film worldwide shortly after the theatrical and transactional debut. The release date is still to be announced.
Under The Shadow is written and directed by British / Iranian Babak Anvari and stars Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi and Bobby Naderi. The film is produced by Lucan Toh, Oliver Roskill and Emily Leo of Wigwam Films. »
- Jonathan James
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