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Recently, FX dropped this new,first teaser promo clip (below) for their upcoming "Sons Of Anarchy" final season 7. It's pretty short as there are no real scenes going on with this one. It just shows a glimpse of Jax, blazing down the highway on his motorcycle with a very serious look on his face. The clip is titled, "Hell Awaits." Check it out, below. In related news, the Sons Of Anarchy season 7 folks will be revealing a ton of new spoilers at the upcoming, huge 2014 Comic-Con event in San Diego,CA on July 27th at 12:30pm to 1:30pm in Hall H. Their spoiler panel will feature main stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, Jimmy Smits, David Labrava, Niko Nicotera ,and Drea de Matteo. In addition to those fine people, they will also be joined by show creator, Kurt Sutter »
Hey, "Sons Of Anarchy" peeps. We've got some great news for you guys as your favorite show will finally be serving up some much-anticipated ,new spoilers for their new, final season 7 at the big 2014 Comic-Con event on Sunday afternoon, July 27th at 12:30pm to 1:30pm In Hall H. So, be sure to mark that date down on your calendars as we'll certainly post their new spoiler goodies right here on this site. Their spoiler panel is going to feature main stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, Jimmy Smits, David Labrava, Niko Nicotera ,and Drea de Matteo. They will also be joined by show creator, Kurt Sutter and executive producer/director Paris Barclay (NYPD Blue), to serve up an inside look into the new, final season 7. As previously reported, season 7 is set to premiere this Fall 2014. »
San Diego Comic-Con is only two weeks away, and the FX network has revealed their panel schedule for the event. These panels are sure to be a ton of fun. FX produces some fantastic shows. I'm enjoy watching all of these shows that are already airing, and I'm looking forward to their upcoming vampire series The Strain.
The Strain – The panel for Guillermo del Toro’s new vampire drama series will be held on Sunday in Hall H, with del Toro, showrunner Carlton Cuse, executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and the entire cast (including Corey Stoll and Sean Astin) in attendance. The entire third episode will be screened after the Q&A.Archer – A screening and Q&A for the magnificent animated series will be held on Friday in the Indigo Ballroom, with the voice cast and creators in attendance. An original animated short created specifically for Sdcc will be screened. »
- Joey Paur
San Diego Comic-Con celebrates its 45th year July 23-27 and once again, dozens of networks and TV studios will descend on the city with hundreds of stars and producers to promote their new and returning shows — but will your favorites make the trip? View our constantly updated schedule of Comic-Con’s TV panels and events below, and bookmark this page to check back for updates as Sdcc draws closer. Variety will be on hand at the convention to bring you the latest news and interviews direct from San Diego, so even if you won’t be attending Sdcc, you won’t miss any of the action.
July 23 (Preview Night)
“24″ (Fox, 10 a.m., Ballroom 20) Sneak preview and Q&A with the cast moderated by exec producer Jon Cassar. »
- Shelli Weinstein
Comic-Con 2014 is almost upon us, and the networks have just started announcing which of their shows will be lucky enough to be heading to San Diego this year.
After three wickedly successful seasons, the cast of American Horror Story (Coven and Freak Show) will be making their Comic-Con debut. Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and newcomer Michael Chiklis will be joined by executive producer Tim Minear in Room 6De on Saturday, July 26 from 7-8 Pm for a recap of last season and an exclusive sneak peek at Freak Show.
Showtime has also announced that their new hit series, Penny Dreadful, will be making its first appearance at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 24 in Ballroom 20 for a one-hour session scheduled for 6 Pm. The panel will include stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway, along with creator/writer/executive producer John Logan. In addition, Showtime and Penny Dreadful »
- Lindsay Sperling
After Quentin Tarantino revived the franchise in 2012 with Django Unchained, original star Franco Nero is set to return to the role of Django almost 50 years after the character’s first appearance in Sergio Corbucci 1966 Spaghetti Western (and almost thirty years since his second appearance in 1987′s Django Strikes Again!) , with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Nero will strap on the holster once again for Django Lives, which has just begun filming.
The new is being directed by regular Tarantino collaborator Joe D’Augustine, whose editing credits include Kill Bill, Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds, and “will be set in 1915, with Nero playing the role of an older Django working as a consultant to producers of silent movie westerns who gets involved with racketeers.” Also set to feature in the cast are Mark Boone Junior (Batman Begins), Noah Segan (Looper), and Tomas Milian (Traffic).
- Gary Collinson
The first poster has arrived for the Elmore Leonard adaptation Life of Crime, which serves as a prequel to Quentin Tarantino's crime classic Jackie Brown. The film follows the early adventures of Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara, roles originated by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro. Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) and John Hawkes assume the characters this time around. They kidnap a woman (Jennifer Aniston) only to find out no one wants to pay their ransom. Take a look at the poster, then read on for more details from director Daniel Schechter.
"She wanted to do everything. She wanted to do the stunts and the difficult scenes over and over again until we got it right. I was »
No, these two films have nothing to do with one another outside of the fact I'm really not all that interested in seeing either of them, though if I had to choose I'd be stepping into Daniel Schechter's Life of Crime (Roadside; 8/29) well before Eli Roth's cannibal feature The Green Inferno. I've included the new posters and the synopsis for each film below. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel "The Switch," Life Of Crime is a dark caper comedy starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Will Forte, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. The wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (yasiin bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, »
- Brad Brevet
Life of Crime Trailer. Daniel Schechter‘s Life of Crime (2013) movie trailer stars Jennifer Aniston, Mark Boone Junior, Kevin Cannon, Mos Def, and Isla Fisher. Life of Crime‘s plot synopsis: based on Elmore Leonard‘s novel The Switch, “Margaret “Mickey” Dawson is a loving, if not naive, housewife whose husband, Frank [...]
Continue reading: Life Of Crime (2013) Movie Trailer: Aniston’s Husband Doesn’t Want Her »
- Rollo Tomasi
Film adaptations of the works of Elmore Leonard are not all successful. Often set in the 1970s, many of them are laced with funky period-piece tropes that are just a little too overt and cornball-ish. One of the more recent adaptations, “Freaky Deaky," was positively terrible (you can read about that in our feature: The Films of Elmore Leonard Ranked From Worst To Best. So buyer beware, another adaptation is on the way and yes, it’s full of afros, wah pedals, disco strings and other garish period-piece elements. Directed and written by Daniel Schechter, and based on the Elmore Leonard book "The Switch," the latest film “Life Of Crime” stars Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey, Mark Boone Junior, Will Forte, Isla Fisher and Tim Robbins. And yes, it’s a dark comedy of crime gone awry. Here’s the official synopsis: Based on Elmore Leonard's novel "The Switch, »
- Edward Davis
Jennifer Aniston's caught in a tough situation! The former "Friends" actress stars in the new dark comedy, "Life of Crime," as a middle-aged wife who is kidnapped and held for ransom as criminals (Mark Boone Junior, John Hawkes and Mos Def) try to extort her husband for ransom. But, there's one catch -- Jen's hubby, played by Tim Robbins, pretty much doesn't care if he ever sees his wife again and doesn't want to pay her ransom. Plus, he's already moved on to another woman (Isla Fisher). Check out the trailer for "Life of Crime" above! The movie -- which is based from Elmore Leonard's book "The Switch" -- first debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and made headlines for it's very dark and disturbing rape scene with Junior and Aniston.The Emmy-winning actress has been taking on more risque roles, though -- from playing a sexy »
- tooFab Staff
If you’re familiar with Elmore Leonard, the new trailer for Life of Crime will probably pull you in, even if the story doesn’t seem like his usual fare.
It’s hard to find the common thread that runs through 3:10 to Yuma, Joe Kidd, Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, and TV’s Justified (unless it just people generally being bad ass), but these and other titles that have come from Elmore Leonard’s works (if he didn’t pen the screenplay) are the kinds of stories that grab people with their characters. The latest, based on “The Switch,” is a strange twist on caper films that centers around a plot to kidnap a real estate developer’s wife to collect ransom. The catch is that he doesn’t especially want her back. With the mark not exactly looking to play ball, things get weird, and there’s no telling where we’ll end up. »
- Marc Eastman
When a pair of low-level criminals kidnap the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer, they get both more and less than they bargained for in Life Of Crime, a dark caper comedy based on legendary author Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch.
In their 2013 Toronto International Film Festival review, Sound on Sight said, “Life Of Crime is a reasonable addition to the world of Leonard adaptations.”
Starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Mark Boone Junior, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, and Tim Robbins, Life Of Crime is packed with the outrageously eccentric characters, black comedy and unexpected twists that earned Leonard a reputation as one of America’s sharpest and funniest crime writers.
- Michelle McCue
"Life of Crime" is packed with the outrageously eccentric characters, black comedy and unexpected twists that earned Leonard a reputation as one of America's sharpest and funniest crime writers.
The film follows Mickey Dawson (Jennifer Aniston), the wife of crooked real-estate developer Frank Dawson (Tim Robbins), who is kidnapped by two common criminals (yasiin bey and John Hawkes), who intend to hold her for a $1 million ransom and extort her husband with inside information about his illegal business dealings. But Frank, who is holed up in the Bahamas with his mistress, decides he'd rather not get his wife back, setting off a sequence of double-crosses and plot »
- Kellvin Chavez
Another one of late author Elmore Leonard's stories comes to life on the big screen later this summer with the upcoming comedy Life of Crime, which was formerly known as Switch. Today, Lionsgate has released the first trailer for this humorous crime saga, which follows two crooks (Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes) who kidnap the wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a millionaire (Tim Robbins) just as he is ready to divorce her. The project marks a prequel, of sorts, to Jackie Brown, with Yasiin Bey and John Hawkes playing younger versions of Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara, originally played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro in Quentin Tarantino's 1997 adaptation. Isla Fisher, Mark Boone Junior and Will Forte co-star in director Daniel Schechter's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1978 novel The Switch, which debuts in theaters and on VOD formats August 29.
Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro formed one of cinema’s truly oddest couples back in 1997′s Jackie Brown. Two ageing criminals looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, they weren’t the brightest of buttons – but dang, they were fun to watch. With the arrival of the first trailer for Daniel Schecter’s Life Of Crime, we’re offered a glimpse at the two wannabe gangsters before Jackie was around. It’s a sort-of prequel. Ish.
Adapted from Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch, Life Of Crime harks back… way, way, back before Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara were gun-totin’ couch potatoes. This time around, played by Mos Def and John Hawkes, respectively, Ordell and Louis plot a cunning plan by kidnapping Mickey Dawson (Jennifer Aniston), the wife of a wealthy realtor (Tim Robbins). Intending to extort him for inside info, their ruse fails miserably as it turns out, he doesn’t want her back. »
- Gem Seddon
Life of Crime, a prequel to Elmore Leonard's Jackie Brown, which Quentin Tarantino adapted into a feature film back in 1997, premiered at last year's Toronto Film Festival and didn't exactly come away with the highest of marks. amz asin="B000FC140I" size="small"Directed and written by Daniel Schechter and based on Leonard's "The Switch", the film is described as dark caper comedy in which the wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a corrupt real estate developer (Tim Robbins) is kidnapped by two common criminals (yasiin bey and John Hawkes), who intend to extort him with inside information about his crooked business and off-shore accounts. But the husband decides he'd actually rather not pay the ransom to get back his wife, setting off an unbelievable sequence of double crosses and plot twists. Mark Boone Junior, Will Forte and Isla Fisher co-star. Roadside is set to release the film in theaters »
- Brad Brevet
The first Life of Crime trailer has been released for director Daniel Schecter’s adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch. The film features younger versions of the Robert De Niro and Samuel L. Jackson characters from another Leonard adaptation, Jackie Brown, with John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) filling the roles this time around. The story kicks into gear when Hawkes and Bey kidnap the trophy wife (Jennifer Aniston) of a wealthy man (Tim Robbins), only to find out her husband doesn’t actually want her back. The pic looks to be a fun criminal-centric comedy with strong performances from the leads, and Leonard’s authorial voice comes through loud and clear. Hit the jump to watch the Life of Crime trailer, and click here to read Matt’s review from Tiff. The film also stars Isla Fisher, Will Forte, and Mark Boone Junior. Life of »
- Adam Chitwood
Charles Pinion exists at a unique transection of the modern underground film scene.
A pioneer of the Analog Video Feature Film movement. (That never materialized.) Interaction with the Cinema of Transgression, but not a part of it. Screened back-to-back features at the then-nascent Chicago Underground Film Festival.
He’s been there. He’s done that.
To date, he’s made just three feature films. (Although, hard at work on finishing up his fourth.) And all three — Twisted Issues, Red Spirit Lake and We Await — deserve to be freshly rediscovered and recontextualized. These films put out vibes that stretch out and can be felt in work by makers such as Calvin Lee Reeder, Bob Moricz, Waylon Bacon and others, whether they were specifically influenced by them or not.
All of Pinion’s films can be purchased on DVD from the filmmaker’s website. Gross. Surreal. Unsettling. If that’s your bag »
- Mike Everleth
Sons of Anarchy castmembers Kim Coates, Drea De Matteo and Mark Boone Junior were on hand at this year's Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo to talk about the upcoming final season and reveal some behind the scenes details with the crowd. Coates explained that at the beginning of each season, creator Kurt Sutter would inform the castmembers if they were going to die or not. However, since this Fall is the final season for Sons of Anarchy, it appears that nobody will be given that warning ahead of time. "Filming hasn't started yet and nobody is aware of the final season deaths, but Drea knows some things…" said Coates, "I mean, Tig should have been killed 5 or 6 times by now so why kill him now? What's the point?" Matteo chimed in on her inside scoop about the final season saying, " »
- Keven Skinner
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