8 items from 2016
Director: Bong Joon-Ho
Writer: Bong Joon-Ho
Fans of South Korean auteur Bong Joon-Ho’s 2013 English language debut Snowpiercer will most likely be excited to learn he’s re-teaming with Tilda Swinton for another sci-fi endeavor, Okja, which is the name of a monster befriended by a young girl in a narrative split between New York City and South Korea. Though Snowpiercer received a rather harried theatrical release in 2014 thanks to The Weinstein Company, who wanted to cut the film, Joon-Ho prevailed and the film was a notable VOD moneymaker in the Us. In November, Netflix announced it was financing the production for fifty million (Snowpiercer cost forty two million and was one of the most expensive Korean productions ever). With this coin and creative control, we’re looking forward to what Okja is going to look like.
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- Nicholas Bell
Cheer on local talent with these potentially great UK films from 2016, including drama, comedy, action, horror, fantasy & more…
While Batman Vs Superman, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse and other mega franchises are expected to dominate cinemas in 2016, let’s hear it for the films below. None are sequels, few have titanic budgets, all of them are British and each of them has the potential to be great.
2016 looks to be a particularly strong year for UK crime drama, with Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us and Michael Apted’s Unlocked on their way. Military thrillers are also well represented this year, with Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky, Fernando Coimbra’s Sand Castle, and Simon West’s Stratton incoming. There’s also comedy, fantasy, drama, horror and even a musical waiting for you below.
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Ricky Gervais has been a busy man. He's currently in post-production on Life On The Road, the David Brent movie that he's written, directed and starred in. That's out in the summer. But he's also put together another film heading to our screens this year, which would be Special Correspondents.
Again, he's penned, directed and starred in this one, in this case alongside Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Kevin Pollak and Kelly Macdonald. And it's now been confirmed that Netflix will debut the movie worldwide on April 29th 2016.
The movie tells of a New York-based radio journalist, "whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line he fakes front line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in Queens »
Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana‘s Netflix Original comedy “Special Correspondents” will premiere on April 29, the streaming service announced Wednesday. The film written by, directed by and starring Gervais follows a struggling New York radio journalist whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle have hindered his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in Queens. Bana co-stars alongside Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, America Ferrera, Raúl Castillo, and Benjamin Bratt. Also Read: Ricky Gervais to Return as Host for 2016 Golden Globe Awards The film is »
- Joe Otterson
Read More: Ricky Gervais Returns as David Brent in First Look at New 'The Office' Film, 'Life on the Road' After the success of his dark comedic television series "Derek," Ricky Gervais is getting back into bed with Netflix. The streaming platform has announced its next original feature film will be writer-director Gervais' "Special Correspondents." According to Netflix, "the film is about a struggling New York-based radio journalist whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in Queens." Gervais stars in the film opposite a talented ensemble, including Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, America Ferrera and Benjamin Bratt. The film is a co-production between Bron Studios and Unanimous Entertainment. "Special Correspondents" will premiere on April 29 exclusively to »
- Zack Sharf
Ricky Gervais’ “Special Correspondents” will premiere on Netflix on April 29, the streaming service announced on Wednesday. The film — a remake of the French comedy of the same name — centers on a radio journalist whose response to a career crisis is to fake front-line war reports from the comforts of a restaurant in Queens.
The comic look at journalistic malfeasance is the latest move in Netflix’s push to enter the film world by leveraging its millions of subscribers into backing original productions. The service has already released the acclaimed child soldiers drama “Beasts of No Nation” and the (let’s be generous) less critically well-received “The Ridiculous 6,” a comic western from Adam Sandler. Future projects include “War Machine” with Brad Pitt, “Jadotville” with Jamie Dornan and “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” which brings Paul Reubens back into the Playhouse fold.
In addition to Gervais, best known for skewering Hollywood A-listers »
- Brent Lang
Special Correspondents, a new Netflix original feature film was written and directed by Ricky Gervais and stars Eric Bana (Deliver Us From Evil, Lone Survivor) and Gervais (Muppets Most Wanted, Derek). The film is about a struggling New York based radio journalist whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in Queens.
The film also stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel, Up in the Air), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, Brave), Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects, Casino), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, How to Train Your Dragon), Raúl Castillo (Looking, Cold Weather), and Benjamin Bratt (Modern Family, 24: Live Another Day).
- Kellvin Chavez
It's going to be a helluva 2016 for Ricky Gervais. He's currently in production on a new movie featuring his "The Office" character David Brent; he's hosting the Golden Globes; and in the can is a new comedy, "Special Correspondents," which makes its debut on Netflix this spring. The streaming giant is getting the ball rolling on getting the word out by dropping the first images from the film. Written, directed, and starring Gervais, along with Eric Bana and Vera Farmiga, the movie follows a struggling New York-based radio journalist whose arrogance and decadent lifestyle has hindered his career. With his job on the line, he fakes front-line war reports from the comfort of his hideout above a Spanish restaurant in Queens. That sounds like a pretty great premise. Co-starring Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, America Ferrera, Raúl Castillo, and Benjamin Bratt, "Special Correspondents" arrives on Netflix on April 29th. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
8 items from 2016
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