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Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn in "Bloodline"Photo: Netflix Note: This will spoil all of season one of "Bloodline". Don't say you haven't been warned. A slow burn approach to building tension can be very effective. By gradually building to the climax, it can make the payoff so much more rewarding if it justifies the time it took to get there. On the other hand, if the gradual build isn't handled correctly, the story can feel like it is spinning its wheels and stalling. It is a tricky balance to strike, and creators Todd A. Kessler, Glen Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, who also created the show "Damages", take this approach with their latest show "Bloodline". The result showcases both the great sides and the frustrating sides to a slow burn. The latest Netflix drama focuses on the Rayburn family, led by Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek, who run a hotel in the Florida Keys. »
- Mike Shutt
This April, genre fans have a lot of interesting films arriving on VOD and Digital Platforms to look forward to, including the highly-anticipated directorial debut from Ryan Gosling, Lost River, which Warner Bros. is set to release on the 10th.
The very same day, IFC Films is debuting the latest from filmmaker John McNaughton- The Harvest- who is the same visionary behind the visceral cult classic Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer starring Michael Rooker. FilmBuff will also be busy on April 10th as they’re releasing The Reconstruction of William Zero, an indie sci-fi thriller starring Amy Seimetz (Tiny Furniture), Melissa McBride (The Walking Dead), Aj Bowen (You're Next), and newcomer Conal Byrne.
April is also chock-full of genre entertainment choices from Uncork’d Entertainment and we’ve also got several indie horror titles making their way to digital as well including the latest from Dark Sky Films, »
- Heather Wixson
Star Wars Celebration is in the spotlight, but there’s also movie and TV news in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following: Rumored Rogue One star Ben Mendelsohn talks Star Wars fandom. The Star Wars Battlefront trailer will debut at 10:30 a.m. Pst April 17. London fans can watch The Force Awakens […]
- Germain Lussier
The Sydney Film Festival announced earlier today the first 27 new titles from its 200+ film program, plus an Ingmar Bergman retrospective curated by Australia's top film critic and former Sff Director David Stratton. Other announcements include Dendy Newtown as a new screening venue and an enhanced family film program. Leading the titles announced today in the Festival's sneak peek are the Australian-Irish thriller Strangerland, starring Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving; Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Slow West, a new twist on the classic western starring Michael Fassbender, with Australians Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn; Mr Holmes starring Sir Ian McKellen as a 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes obsessing over his last unsolved case; and the surreal pitch-black comedy A...
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Netflix wants to keep the Rayburns around. The streaming service has announced they they've picked up new series Bloodlines for a second season. The new episodes will become available to subscribers in 2016.
Revolving around a hard-working family in a Florida Keys community, Bloodline stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek, Norbert Leo Butz, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett and Enrique Murciano.
Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River, will finally hit a (small) number of theaters, and VOD, on April 10. Gosling's freshman effort debuted at last year's Cannes Film Festival, where it was promptly slammed by critics. One of the main complaints? That the film, which Gosling also wrote, feels like a mishmash of styles cribbed from several more-established directors: David Lynch, Terrence Malick, and Gosling's Drive and Only God Forgives director, Nicolas Winding Refn, among them. That may be true, but when I caught the Cannes premiere screening of Lost River, I was struck more by all the elements in the movie that reminded me of elements from other Ryan Gosling movies. Here are a few devices, props, and people from Gosling's past work that pop up in subtle - and not-so-subtle - ways in his first behind-the-camera effort: Detroit Gosling returned to Detroit, where much of his film The Ides of March was shot, »
Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River hits limited theaters and Digital HD on April 10 and it has already been announced it will be arriving on DVD and Blu-ray on May 5, but today we're going to talk about the film's score, which is now available to be listened to in its entirety directly below. amz asin="B00TJ8VOY0" size="small"Johnny Jewel provides the score while his electronic, synth group the Chromatics have a couple tracks, as does Glass Candy, with stars Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn and Matt Smith providing some vocals. And if you were getting a Nicolas Winding Refn vibe from the trailers, you're going to get even more from the music as the first two tracks alone -- "Tell Me" and "Yes" -- could have probably found their way easily into either Drive or Only God Forgives. There is no date as of yet for the soundtrack's release, »
- Brad Brevet
Brimming with evocative visuals and a bold storytelling style, there is no doubt that Ryan Gosling's "Lost River" is distinctly his own vision. And as flawed as the movie may be, there's no doubt his taste is impeccable, working with a great roster of talent in front of camera — Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn, Matt Smith — and behind it (Dp Benoit Debie, who has lensed films like "Spring Breakers" and "Enter The Void"). Perhaps the smartest choice was in the soundtrack, enlisting Johnny Jewel to score the film. And today you can hear the full soundtrack. Jewel's label, Italians Do It Better, has dropped the monstrous 37-track opus on YouTube, and the shimmering score is one you'll want to hear. Featuring some vocals by Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn, and Matt Smith, Jewel delivers the synth fueled romanticism he's known for, alongside the pulsating thrum »
- Kevin Jagernauth
As Meg Rayburn in Netflix's Bloodline, Linda Cardellini brings eerie dynamism and nuance to the screen: Meg's a successful lawyer, living a cookie-cutter life with her longtime boyfriend in the Florida Keys. Meg's the responsible, righteous baby sister of siblings who shun their brother. Meg's the key to erasing her dysfunctional family's dark past. Meg's a liar. When her black sheep of a brother Danny comes home, Meg's illusory persona and her family's perfect-on-the-outside image are jeopardized. We asked Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks) to delve into her character's complexities, and also talked bug suits and favorite Mad Men memories. (If you haven't watched past episode five of Bloodline, beware: Some spoilers follow.)Bloodline kicks off by trying to persuade us that long ago, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) did something that nearly ruined the Rayburn family. Or at least caused the family to implode. At the time, Meg is very young. Why »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
If you haven’t watched the trailer to Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut called Lost River, correct that now. While early buzz has been mixed, I’m excited to see the film. I think it is also cool that Johnny Jewel scored the film, considering he was going to be the original composer for Refn’s Drive (See Symmetry: Themes for an Imaginary Film where some of Jewel’s ideas and possibly leftout compositions lay). Lost River looks dreamy, hypnotic and a nightmare of Americana.
From the Press Release
Directed and written by Ryan Gosling, Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger starring Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, and Ben Mendelsohn. The multi-talented Jewel provides a grainy analog synth score »
- Andy Triefenbach
Directed and written by Ryan Gosling, Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger starring Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, and Ben Mendelsohn. The multi-talented Jewel provides a grainy analog synth score that is both emotive and haunting, setting the tone for film’s dreamlike setting.
In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, a single mother of two (Hendricks) is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together.
- Michelle McCue
Black Sea is a gripping adventure that takes audiences to the depths of human greed in a suspenseful underwater search for sunken treasure that becomes a fight for survival. Directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland) and starring two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain), the suspenseful Focus Features thriller debuts on Digital HD on April 21, 2015 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD as well as On Demand May 5, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Black Sea centers on a rogue submarine captain (Jude Law) who, after being laid off from a salvage company, pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As the captain and his crew embark on their expedition, greed and desperation take control on board their claustrophobic vessel »
- Movie Geeks
Warner Brothers Pictures has released their new trailer for Lost River, Ryan Gosling's sumptuous and wonderfully experimental fantasy noir. If at first you weren't a believer, check this out. you might jstu find yourself dying to check it out.
This isn't the first we've seen from the film. There was another trailer a while back, but that one had nothing on this one. This is like Lynch meets Refn with a dash of the macabre.
A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that lead [Continued ...] »
"The wolves, if they're not already at your door, they're gonna be there very fucking soon." If you though the previous Us trailer and international trailer for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River were weird, then this new extended trailer for the Cannes selected film is really going to creep you out. For some reason, it's labeled as a featurette, but this is clearly an extended red band trailer with salty language, unnerving peeling of Christina Hendricks' face, Ben Mendelsohn dancing and some gorgeous cinematography. It certainly looks beautiful, but feels like it's trying to be weird for the sake of being weird. Here's the new red band trailer for Ryan Gosling's Lost River from Warner Bros. Pictures: You can still watch the first Us trailer for Lost River right here. Lost River (formerly known as How to Catch a Monster) is written and directed by Ryan Gosling (star of Drive, »
- Ethan Anderton
Usually, when I think of a featurette, I think of something that illuminates some behind the scenes material about the film. For Warner Bros., I guess it means just a little bit longer of a trailer. Such is the case with this latest featurette for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River, which you can watch below. I saw the film at SXSW and didn't care for it all that much. It's not a terrible movie but feels like wasted potential. It is visually stylish, sure, and this featurette definitely demonstrates that. But once you look beyond that, there is not much going on here that's particularly interesting. People will still be curious to see how Gosling handles himself behind the camera, because people have a weird obsession with him. And that's fine. Do what you please. But the movie has much more to offer you than the featurette you can watch below. »
- Mike Shutt
“I’m nervous, but I’m more excited. We’ve been working on it for years now, and it’s only ever screened once,” Ryan Gosling told E! earlier this month, when his directorial debut "Lost River" screened at SXSW following its World Premiere at Cannes last spring. “So it’s nice to finally have our second screening and to just help the movie find its audience.” And indeed, while word was less than kind from the Croisette, interest has never wavered in Gosling's film, and this new teaser will certainly keep that curiosity going. Running three minutes long, and slightly Nsfw due to one bloody face-peeling sequence, the preview introduces the main cast members (Christina Hendricks, Ben Mendelsohn, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, and more) and provides no shortage of arresting imagery from the fantasy film. And that pulsating music? That's courtesy of Johnny Jewel. You can hear a new track, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Important News We got our first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. And we got our first look at Ryan Reynolds as (the proper) Deadpool. The next Mission: Impossible movie got a new title: Rogue Nation. The Russo brothers will direct both parts of Avengers: Infinity War. Captain Marvel might show up in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bradley Cooper will direct the next remake of A Star is Born. And Steven Spielberg will direct Ready Player One. And Jason Segel will co-direct a Lego Movie spinoff. Idris Elba will be the villain in Star Trek 3. Ben Mendelsohn will be the male lead in Star Wars: Rogue One. Mallrats 2 will bring back Stan Lee. And it will bring back Shannen Doherty. And it will bring back Jason Lee. Super Troopers...
- Christopher Campbell
This week's episode of The Recap is bursting with entertainment goodies from the past week's news from the video game and movie worlds, including Star Wars, Slender: The Arrival, Batman v Superman, and more! Come inside to check it out.
News happens every day. Some are massive, jaw dropping scoops, while others may fly under the radar. The Recap is here to highlight the best/most interesting news scoops from the week, that you may have missed or forgot about in the deluge of other news stories.
To read more about the stories covered in this week's Recap, you can check out the original articles:
A Star Wars Book Character is Jumping from Page to Screen (Exclusive)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's Lex Luthor Revealed
Slender: The Arrival »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Earlier this month, we reported that the first Lgbt character will be introduced into the Star Wars canon through an upcoming novel entitled Lords of the Sith, written by Paul S. Kemp, which is set to debut on April 28. It was revealed that the character is a lesbian Imperial leader who tries to prevent "absolute failure" after making a string of crucial mistakes. Today we have a new unconfirmed report from Cinelinx that reveals Moff Delian Mors may actually surface in the first Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One.
The site reports that LucasFilm's plans for Moff Delian Mors could include a big screen appearance in one of the spinoffs, with their sources "under the impression" that the spinoff in question is Rogue One, and possibly in the live action TV series that is currently being developed. The Lords of the Sith novel is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith »
Don’t you hate that each year Awards Season seems to creep ever earlier in the calendar year? God! Can’t you just go one film festival without speculating whether it will be an Oscar contender, or whether it has the legs to survive such an increasingly long awards season? Geez, I can’t imagine why so many Sundance movies struggle to make a lasting impact over a year later when conversations beating it into the ground start this early!
What movie are we talking about again? Furious 7? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ah ah ha.
Wait, really? And you’re telling me it’s over? Pack it up, we’re going home? The race is completely in the bag? This Best Picture race was done before it started? It would be like if Meryl Streep starred as Jesus and was wrongly trapped as a slave for 12 years? Except it’s Furious 7 »
- Brian Welk
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