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17 items from 2016


UK poster for cannibal western Bone Tomahawk featuring Kurt Russell

5 February 2016 5:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just two weeks to go before its UK release, a new quad poster has arrived online for the upcoming cannibal western Bone Tomahawk featuring Kurt Russell; take a look below…

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A stranger (David Arquette) rolls into the tiny Western town of Bright Hope, immediately drawing the suspicions of the backup deputy Chicory (Richard Jenkins). He alerts the town’s sheriff, Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) and in an ensuing scuffle, the stranger is wounded and put in jail. Summoned to tend to the wounded man is the beautiful Samantha O’Dwyer (Lili Simmons), whose successful working-class husband Arthur (Patrick Wilson) is laid out at home with a broken leg.

Sometime in the night, a local stable boy is torn to pieces, horses are stolen and Samantha and the stranger disappear. The only clue left behind is a rather peculiar looking arrow, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Spotlight review – exposing the sins of the fathers

31 January 2016 1:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Tom McCarthy’s solid newsroom drama gets behind the headlines of the child abuse scandal that rocked Boston’s Catholic community in 2002

Actor-turned-filmmaker Tom McCarthy has always been a low-key champion of the outsider. His first film as writer/director, 2003’s The Station Agent, starred Peter Dinklage as a Hoboken exile who moves into an abandoned train depot seeking solitude and becomes an unexpected catalyst for change. In 2007’s The Visitor, Richard Jenkins’s widowed college professor strikes up a life-changing bond with the family of a Syrian immigrant who has unexpectedly moved into his Manhattan apartment. Now, in the Oscar-nominated Spotlight, McCarthy and co-writer Josh Singer give us the true story of how the Boston Globe, under its first Jewish editor, out-of-towner Marty Baron, took on the entrenched abusive institutions of the church in a city where Catholicism is a way of life and police and priests are thick as thieves. »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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John Krasinski’s ‘The Hollars’ Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics

29 January 2016 6:44 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

John Krasinski‘s “The Hollars” has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics ahead of its Sundance premiere Friday night, the studio announced in a statement to TheWrap. “13 Hours” star Krasinski leads a cast that includes Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Randall Park. “The Hollars” follows John Hollar (Krasinski), a struggling NYC artist who is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him back home. Also Read: Michael Bay's Benghazi Movie '13 Hours' Unveils First Trailer (Video) After »

- Debbie Emery

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Sundance: John Krasinski’s ‘The Hollars’ Bought by Sony Classics

29 January 2016 6:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony Pictures Classics acquired all rights in the U.S. and Asia to John Krasinski’s drama “The Hollars” on Friday, the same day as its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Hollars” is directed by Krasinski from a script by from Jim Strouse. Producers are Krasinski, Tom Rice, Allyson Seeger and Ben Nearn. Executive producers are Michael London, Janice Williams, Mike Sablone and Strouse.

The cast includes Krasinski, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Randall Park. Krasinski plays a struggling New York City artist who is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. When he returns, he’s  immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York. »

- Dave McNary

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Sundance: John Krasinski's 'The Hollars' Goes to Sony Pictures Classics

29 January 2016 6:37 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up all U.S. and Asian rights to John Krasinski’s comedy-drama The Hollars. The second feature directed by the actor, best known for playing Jim Halpert in The Office, debuts tonight at the Sundance Film Festival. In The Hollars, written by Jim Strouse, Krasinski plays a graphic novelist who returns home when his mother, played by Margo Martindale, is diagnosed with a brain tumor. The cast also includes Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Randall Park. Krasinski also produced the film along with Tom Rice, Allyson Seeger and Ben Nearn.

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- Gregg Kilday

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[Sundance Review] The Hollars

28 January 2016 3:11 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The premise is worryingly familiar. A handsome young man named John Hollar (John Krasinski), currently in a rut, is told by his pregnant girlfriend Becca (Anna Kendrick) that he has to go home because his mother Sally (Margo Martindale) is in the hospital.

Once home, we meet John’s brother Ron (Sharlto Copley, over-the-top but charmingly so) and weepy father Don (Richard Jenkins). Jason (Charlie Day), the nurse treating his mother, happens to be the man who married John’s high school girlfriend Gwen (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Oh, and Don’s heat & oil business is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Written and directed by Krasinski (his second feature following Brief Interviews With Hideous Men), the convenient plot and archetypal characters work well enough thanks to strong performances and an earnest script from James C. Strouse, who wrote and directed the lovable People, Places, Things from last year.

Casting himself in the lead role, »

- Dan Mecca

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Spotlight review

28 January 2016 10:50 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Superb performances are at the heart of one of the Oscar frontrunners, Spotlight. Here's our review...

Films sometimes have odd ways of depicting how journalism works, either overestimating the glamour or underestimating the actual effort, depending on whether the representation is positive or negative. In real life, good journalists don't make themselves the story, and so it goes in Spotlight.

You might not expect a more full and frank procedural approach from a film that's been garlanded with awards nominations for the last few months, but you might expect it of director Tom McCarthy, who previously gave us Win Win and The Station Agent. For better or worse, his latest truly has no frills, instead zeroing in on the nitty-gritty of how a major true story was reported.

The Boston Globe is a local paper through and through - most of the newsroom staff, including editors Walter »

- simonbrew

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‘Bone Tomahawk’ Review

26 January 2016 8:23 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Matthew Fox, Kurt Russell, Richard JenkinsPatrick Wilson, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Evan Jonigkeit, Fred Melamed, Sid Haig, Maestro Harrell, James Tolkan, Kathryn Morris | Written and Directed by S. Craig Zahler

Shot in just 21 days Bone Tomahawk is a slow burning western/horror hybrid. It stars Lost’s Matthew Fox, Hateful Eight’s man of the flared up moustache – slightly trimmed for this role – Kurt Russell, Cabin In The Woods’ Richard Jenkins and season two Fargo’s Patrick Wilson. This quartet of acting talent is forced together to go off in search of Wilson’s kidnapped wife (TV’s Lili Simmons), jailcell grifter Purvis (David Arquette) and the Deputy Sheriff (Evan Jonigkeit). They’ve been taken, we are told, by a primitive, violent tribe of native Americans known as troglodytes.

It’s safe to say that writer/director S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk is trading more on its »

- Stuart Wright

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Hollars’

25 January 2016 8:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hospital-room singalongs to the Indigo Girls, yellow cab rides from Manhattan to the Midwest, careers in canine couture — all inexplicable in any context but that of the Sundance family dramedy, where such eccentricities aren’t just expected but positively mandatory. A blandly diverting exercise in quirk-by-numbers, John Krasinki’s “The Hollars” peppily charts the further unraveling of an already dysfunctional clan when its guiding matriarch is faced with a life-threatening brain tumor. Yet while its brand of laughter-through-the-tears humanism is utterly familiar, that’s not to say it bears even a glancing resemblance to real life: The emotional responses elicited here go about as deep as the “awwws” and “ahhhs” of a live studio audience at a network sitcom taping. Still, sitcoms have their place, and so does “The Hollars”; with its comfy cast of pros playing amiably to type, it should amble easily enough down ancillary avenues.

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- Guy Lodge

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UK trailer for cannibal western Bone Tomahawk

22 January 2016 6:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release on these shores next month, a new UK trailer has debuted for the cannibal western Bone Tomahawk which stars Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Richard Jenkins and Patrick Wilson. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

A stranger (David Arquette) rolls into the tiny Western town of Bright Hope, immediately drawing the suspicions of the backup deputy Chicory (Richard Jenkins). He alerts the town’s sheriff, Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) and in an ensuing scuffle, the stranger is wounded and put in jail. Summoned to tend to the wounded man is the beautiful Samantha O’Dwyer (Lili Simmons), whose successful working-class husband Arthur (Patrick Wilson) is laid out at home with a broken leg.

Sometime in the night, a local stable boy is torn to pieces, horses are stolen and Samantha and the stranger disappear. The only clue left behind is a rather peculiar looking arrow, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba and Jon Hamm Among 100 Celebrities Praising President Obama for New Gun-Control Measures

8 January 2016 11:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm are among 113 stars thanking President Barack Obama for introducing new executive orders on gun control this week. "Like you, and like most Americans, we have had Enough. We have had enough of seeing unthinkable tragedies happen and nothing being done," reads a letter signed by the stars and organized by the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "This level of depravity should rattle anyone with a conscience. We have seen how it has visibly." The letter names recent mass shootings - from Sandy Hook to San Bernardino - as evidence that action needs to be taken. »

- Aaron Couch, @AaronCouch

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More Than 100 Celebrities Praise President Obama For New Gun-Control Orders: 'Thank You for Beginning to End This National Disgrace'

8 January 2016 11:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm are among 113 stars thanking President Barack Obama for introducing new executive orders on gun control this week. "Like you, and like most Americans, we have had Enough. We have had enough of seeing unthinkable tragedies happen and nothing being done," reads a letter signed by the stars and organized by the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "This level of depravity should rattle anyone with a conscience. We have seen how it has visibly." The letter names recent mass shootings - from Sandy Hook to San Bernardino - as evidence that action needs to be taken. »

- Aaron Couch, @AaronCouch

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New to Streaming: ‘Chi-Raq,’ ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ ‘Irrational Man,’ ‘The Shining,’ and More

8 January 2016 8:03 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner)

An ecstatically original work of film-history-philosophy with a digital-cinema palette of acutely crafted compositions. Amour Fou seamlessly blends together the paintings of Vermeer, the acting of Bresson, and the psychological undercurrents of a Dostoevsky novel. It is an intensely thrilling and often slyly comic work that manages to combine a passionately dispassionate love story of the highest order with a larger socio-historical »

- TFS Staff

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Variety Critics Pick Their Oscar Nominees

5 January 2016 11:46 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Film critics, we’re often told, don’t vote for the Oscars — but if they did, here’s what at least three of their nomination ballots might look like. We listed our top five choices for best director, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, original/adapted screenplay and cinematography. For best picture, we allowed ourselves 10 choices, based on the unlikely but theoretically possible outcome of 10 nominees in that category.

Because we chose from the full spectrum of studio, independent and foreign-language films released in the U.S. in 2015, it’s exceedingly unlikely that our selections will match or even resemble whatever the Academy comes up with on Jan. 15. And a good thing, too. Quality doesn’t limit itself to those movies with the marketing dollars to support a full-fledged Oscar campaign, and there are any number of worthy films and performances that Academy members — who are in the business of making movies, »

- Variety Staff

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Giveaway: Win A Bone Tomahawk Poster Signed By Kurt Russell

5 January 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Man oh man. Did I save the best of my giveaways for last this week. We have an opportunity for one (1) lucky Twitch reader to win a Bone Tomahawk poster signed. By everyone.Okay. Mostly everyone. The poster is signed by only Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, S. Craig Zahler (writer/director), Dallas Sonnier (producer) and Jack Heller (producer).Still. I do not think I have given away a poster signed by as big of a cult icon like Kurt Russell. I expect my inbox is going to be rammed once this contest goes live. When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell), sets out to...

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Derek’s Favorites of 2015

2 January 2016 2:24 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This past year has been one of the most memorable of my life for many reasons, one of them being the abundance of amazing entertainment in the horror genre. Thanks to great movies, books, podcasts, performances and more, I'll always look back at 2015 fondly.

Archie vs. Predator: Riverdale is one of the last places in comic books that you’d expect to find a character’s decapitated head stuffed into a vending machine, but anything goes in Dark Horse’s four-part Archie vs. Predator series. Author Alex De Campi expertly intertwines humor with horror in this limited series about a teenaged Predator looking to add Archie and the gang to its kill list, making for one of my most enjoyable paneled-paged reading experiences of the year. A must-read for longtime fans of both the Archie and Predator franchises, this blood-splashed story is funny, fierce, and surprisingly heartfelt.

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- Derek Anderson

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Monte’s Favorites of 2015

1 January 2016 11:17 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

[Editor's Note: We want to wish Daily Dead readers a Happy 2016! Continuing our Favorites of 2015, Monte shares his list, which includes movies, vinyl releases, and more.]

Bone Tomahawk: An absolutely impressive film from S. Craig Zahler, “Bone Tomahawk” is the western film I always wanted. It’s a mix of unusual humor with touches of thoroughly effective and satisfying horror and beautifully rendered western era compositions. Add some rather stunning performances from an impressive cast, Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox, and especially Richard Jenkins, and you have one of the most unique horror, western, drama mash-ups you’ll experience.

Turbo Kid: Some call it a guilty pleasure while others, like myself, wholeheartedly defend the action, science fiction, and horror films of the 1980’s. “Turbo Kid” is a loving homage to all the era specific qualities you’d see from these guilty pleasure films combined into one. The fact that it gets nearly everything in tune with the 80’s is remarkable; the fact that it is also has an earnest and humorous story is an unexpected plus. »

- Monte Yazzie

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