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Zurich Film Festival (Sept 22-Oct 2) has unveiled the titles that will make up its Gala section.
In addition to previously announced titles Snowden, Florence Foster Jenkins and Deepwater Horizon, Zff will screen the latest films from directors including Juan Antonio Bayona, David Mackenzie and John Michael McDonagh.
Director: Andrea Arnold
Star (Sasha Lane) is trapped in a life far from perfect. Then she falls head over heels in love with Jake (Shia Labeouf), before embarking with him and a band of misfits who live by their own rules on an adventurous journey to freedom. The start of a quest to find the boundaries of a powerful young love and a road trip into the heart of America.
A Monster Calls (Sieben Minuten Nach Mitternacht)
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Cast: Felicity Jones, [link »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
David Yates brought Tarzan to life on the big screen for a new generation with this Summer's, The Legend of Tarzan, and now Warner Bros. has announced the film's release on blu-ray. Come inside for all the details for what's included on the upcoming disc.
If you missed The Legend of Tarzan when it hit theaters or simply want to watch it again, you'll get your chance on October 11, 2016 when it hits blu-ray. If you simply can't wait that long, it'll land on digital platforms September 20th:
The King of the Jungle returns when “The Legend of Tarzan” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (“Diary of a Teenage Girl,” HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Burbank, CA, August 18, 2016 – The King of the Jungle returns when The Legend of Tarzan arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård (Diary of a Teenage Girl, HBO’s True Blood) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The ensemble cast also stars Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films), Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Gladiator), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained).
- ComicMix Staff
For those who have long been clamoring to see a sequel to one of the century’s finest comedies, Step Brothers, that day has yet to arrive. However, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will once again reteam, this time for a the Sherlock-inspired Holmes & Watson. Directed by Etan Cohen, Ferrell will take the role of Holmes and Reilly will take on the Watson role. It’s not said yet which time period the film will take place in, but production on the Sony Pictures production begins later this year, so expect more news soon.
Next up, Deadline reports Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård are set to star in an adaptation of the best selling novel The Aftermath, which Fox Searchlight have acquired the rights to after an intense bidding war. The story is set in post-war Germany and concerns a Rachael (probably Knightley) who reunites with her husband (probably »
- Mike Mazzanti
Sources say Fox Searchlight is in negotiations to land the pic with James Kent set to direct.
Based on the Rhidian Brook novel, the story is set in post-war Germany in 1946 where a woman, Rachael, arrives with her only remaining son in the ruins of Hamburg. There she is reunited with her husband, a British colonel named Lewis, who is charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that they will be sharing the house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter.
Ridley Scott will produce through his Scott Free banner.
- Justin Kroll
John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to the deliciously dark Calvary, War on Everyone promises to be a crazy slice of black comedy, with Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña as two corrupt cops who spend their days blackmailing and framing every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. The first trailer did a great job of letting us know what we’re in for, and now this latest look at the movie only ups the ante, making this one movie that needs to be in front of my eyes right now. Released: 7th October (Irl/U.K) »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
I like to imagine Martin McDonagh and John Michael McDonagh in a constant state of sibling rivalry, with each brother looking to top the other with every project. Martin wrote the masterful stage play The Pillowman (among others) before making one of the best crime comedies of the past decade with In Bruges. John made a strong […]
- Jacob Hall
John Michael McDonagh is a filmmaker that has become synonymous with a very particular breed of black comedy. Across The Guard and Calvary, the Irish writer-director repulsed just as much as he entertained, and has carved out a loyal following in the process. For his latest, though, he’s about to wage War on Everyone.
Enlisting Michael Peña (End of Watch, Ant-Man) and Alexander Skarsgård (The Legend of Tarzan) as two morally questionable brothers in blue, War on Everyone is a thriller that involves blackmailing, extortion, racketeering and just about every other offence that would lead to any other career going up in smokes.
With McDonagh behind the lens – expect razor-sharp dialog throughout – and signs of a cracking chemistry between Peña and Alexander Skarsgård’s gun-toting leads, color us intrigued.
- Michael Briers
"Utterly irresponsible." A new UK trailer has debuted for the absurd, vulgar and hilarious indie comedy War on Everyone, from Calvary director John Michael McDonagh. We featured a red band teaser trailer for this a few months ago, but it didn't fully dive into the humor the way this new trailer does. Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña star as two corrupt cops from New Mexico who end up battling against a British Lord, played by Theo James, who comes to town for his own piece of the pie. This is one of those wild indie comedies that arrived out of nowhere and will earn a huge cult following, so jump on it now before everyone else discovers it. And don't worry, this is definitely R-rated and totally worth seeing.Enjoy. Here's the new UK trailer (+ poster) for John Michael McDonagh's War on Everyone, from YouTube: In Albuquerque, New Mexico, »
- Alex Billington
After a UK trailer that gave us our first glimpse, a second trailer has been released for John Michael McDonagh‘s “bad cop, worse cop” action comedy War on Everyone. Often infusing dark comedy amidst darker situations, McDonagh has made a career of this style that began with The Guard.
War on Everyone concerns two cops who believe themselves above the law, allowing themselves to get involved with blackmailing, extortion, and every other dirty play under the sun. Complete with violence, cursing, explosions, and gun fire, this Nsfw trailer is more of the same. Still, it demonstrates Michael Peña‘s wonderful comedic timing and the chemistry between him and co-star Alexander Skarsgård.
We said in our review: “A noticeable step down from the highs of The Guard and Calvary, War on Everyone is still only McDonagh’s third effort and nonetheless a bold, lively endeavor. Much like Terry, it feels »
- Mike Mazzanti
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Terry Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bob Bolaño (Michael Peña) are two corrupt cops who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he?
We saw the five-star rated film back in February, and said the following:
Pena is fantastic, easily his best ever performance, and his chemistry with Skarsgard is electric. They bounce so well of of one another; one of the greatest on-screen comedy teamings since Riggs and Murtagh – though again, that statement doesn’t do this justice. We have a great villain in Theo James, »
- Paul Heath
David E. Kelley's Goliath TV show premieres on Amazon, Friday, October 14, 2016. One of the few to have created series airing on all four major commercial U.S. broadcast networks -- the prolific TV show writer and producer may never return to that medium. A legal drama, Goliath (formerly Trial) stars Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby, Maria Bello, Molly Parker, Dwight Yoakam, Harold Perrineau, and Ever Carradine.During the Goliath presentation at the TCA summer press tour, when asked if he would ever return to broadcast television, Kelley said, " don't think so," according to The Hollywood Reporter. His upcoming comedy series, Little Big Lies, starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Alexander Skarsgård is bound for HBO.Read More… »
Filtering other people’s stories through the eyes of white men is tedious and offensive, and it feels like a desperate hedge against fresh perspectives. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
It’s a problem lately with lots of Hollywood movies… and some not-Hollywood movies, too. The same sorts of stories — often literally the same stories, as with reboots and remakes — are getting told over and over again, and with little apparent notion that what is required is a good reason to tell those same stories again. And here we go again.
To say that tales of Tarzan have been told before is an almost absurd understatement: he has been a mainstay of cinema since the silent era. And while The Legend of Tarzan is only very loosely based on the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
“The Legend of Tarzan” swung to the top of foreign box office charts over the weekend, propelled by a solid opening in China. The adventure epic led competitors with $44.7 million from 17,500 screens in 61 markets. The big contributor was the Middle Kingdom, where “The Legend of Tarzan” picked up $27.1 million in its first six days of release.
The attempt to relaunch Edgar Rice Burroughs’ pulp novels about a man raised by apes has floundered domestically, weighed down by its $185 million price tag. The film’s global total now stands at $260.5 million. That’s a respectable gross, but a film of this size needs to do upwards of $400 million to be considered a success, let alone trigger a sequel, which is basically the point of greenlighting a movie with that kind of budget. Warner Bros. is backing the film, which was directed by David Yates, the filmmaker behind most of the Harry Potter movies. »
- Brent Lang
Dwayne Johnson. Alicia Vikander. Margot Robbie. It’s a trio that are among the most sought-after actors in Hollywood right now, and lately we’ve seen them all upping their stock by nabbing producing credits on a handful of projects. Today, The Hollywood Reporter brings word of an interesting new vehicle for the latter.
Taking point as Jane Charlotte, the so-hot-right-now actress will play a woman wrongfully accused and arrested for murder. In her defence, Charlotte claims that she’s part of a clandestine organization built to ward off evil from the shadows called Department for the Final Disposition of Irredeemable Persons (Aka Bad Monkeys), and the remainder of the novel asks whether Jane Charlotte is lying through her teeth, »
- Michael Briers
Thanks to Warner Bros., we’ve got an exclusive extended clip from The Legend of Tarzan, which features Alexander Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson, and sees Skarsgard’s Tarzan battling Akut; check it out here or over on our Facebook page…
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
- Gary Collinson
The character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs has always been a hit with fans – so it’s a pity the movies don’t live up to the legend of their jungle hero
There’s a new Tarzan in town. Well, not only in town – clambering through the treetops as well, and swinging around on vines that seem to drop from the clouds. But who cares where he is when he is played in a new film, The Legend of Tarzan, by Alexander Skarsgård of the HBO vampire series True Blood?
Related: King of the bungle: why Tarzan will never be Ok
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- Ryan Gilbey
A gay kiss between the two male stars was cut from The Legend of Tarzan because, according to its director, “test audiences were perplexed by it”.
Related: The Legend of Tarzan review – noble intentions can't rescue ropey rehash
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- Andrew Pulver
Tarzan goes on a diplomatic mission to his old swinging ground in this well-meaning but ultimately toothless update
Earlier this year, The Jungle Book was remade with most of the songs removed. Now it looks like it’s been remade again with all the songs removed and also the fun, excitement and charm. This is a ropey and dull rehashing of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s creation, with Alexander Skarsgård giving us his rock-hard abs and an equally immobile performance in the lead role. Things get off to an admittedly interesting start as Belgian troops move through the Congo, their colonial possession, in the late 19th century, with Christoph Waltz’s creepy functionary Léon Rom at their head (a version of the historical figure who was supposedly the model for Conrad’s Mr Kurtz). But then we are back in Eng-er-land, »
- Peter Bradshaw
The Legend of Tarzan is the latest reboot of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Greystoke yarn, with Alexander Skarsgård as Tarzan, Margot Robbie as his wife Jane, Djimon Hounsou as a local tribal chief, and Christoph Waltz as a bloodthirsty Belgian soldier intent on recovering a hoard of valuable diamonds. It’s directed by Harry Potter’s David Yates, and is on release now in the UK, Us and Australia
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- Benjamin Lee and Jonross Swaby
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