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I know, I know... it's early in the year and the Oscars just ended and Oh my God what are you doingc Yet, the wheels keep turning and I like to be ahead of the game rather than playing catch up at the end of the year so I'm trying to make sure the database is locked and loaded for Oscar 2016 and I just got done adding a few contenders, contenders such as... Luca Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash, which Fox Searchlight just acquired for distribution starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson and Aurore Clement. The pic centers on a high profile couple, a famous rock star and a filmmaker (Schoenaerts and Swinton), vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Fiennes and Johnson) - creating a whirlwind of jealousy, »
- Brad Brevet
Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. She must dive deep into the mystery, if the family is to survive.
Directed by Ryan Gosling, Lost River features a cast that includes Christina Hendricks (Drive), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Iain De Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Saorise Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Eva Mendes (The Place Beyond the Pines) and Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines).
- Gary Collinson
With the out-there sensibility of a David Lynch, the mentorship of Nicolas Winding Refn and cinematography by Gaspar Noé’s Dp, Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut was always likely to be a pretty unforgettable affair, either for good or ill. The film has a suitably retina-catching quad poster that you can feast your eyes on below by clicking on the image. Set in a geographically unspecified but distinctly Detroit-like town, the film tells the trippy, weird story of Billy (Christina Hendricks) who lives with her two sons in a shabby house in a derelict suburb. Billy struggles to make ends meet, and when the bank threatens to foreclose on her, she takes a job in a weird sex-gore-and-vaudeville nightclub run by a mysterious businessman (Ben Mendelsohn). Her eldest son Bones (Iain De Caestecker), meanwhile, has become obsessed with the city’s history; it transpires that the area was flooded to create a reservoir. »
The Nominations: Best Supporting Actor
Of the five nominees, Simmons gives the most visceral, sometimes terrifying performance in Whiplash. Having already grabbed the Golden Globes, BAFTA, SAG and the Indie Spirits award tomorrow, Simmons is the heavy favorite.
Could Win: None
Unfortunately, it seems there’s little room for surprise in this year’s Best Supporting Actor category. Edward Norton is the certified second place vote getter.
The award has been pegged »
- Nicholas Bell
"What the hell did I just see?" seemed to be the general reaction on the Croisette when Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "Lost River" played Un Certain Regard last May. Watch the bizarre, and quite beautiful, new international trailer below. (Hat tip: The Film Stage.) Well, it finally sees the light of day or something like it on April 10, 2015 with a day-and-date limited release from Warner Bros. -- following a March screening at SXSW in Austin. Originally titled "How to Catch a Monster," the film is partially set in an underwater city, and stars Matt Smith, Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes and Ben Mendelsohn as denizens of ruination -- images of time-ravaged Detroit permeate this "film maudit crapocalypse" in which Ryan Gosling firmly sheds his sweet side. Even before Cannes reviews hit, the film ignited a firestorm on Twitter. Anne Thompson liked it, tweeting "Impressive impressionistic well-wrought »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Here’s a new trailer for Ryan Gosling‘s directorial debut Lost River, which features Eva Mendes, Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, and Matt Smith. The film has been the subject of plenty of talk since it debuted at Cannes almost a year ago. The Cannes reviews weren’t particularly kind, but Cannes reviews can be polarized at times, and […]
The post ‘Lost River’ International Trailer: Desperate Times in a Drowned Town appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
"The only way to break the spell is to bring peace to the surface." After the first peculiar trailer for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River arrived not too long ago, an international trailer gives us another look at the very strange film. Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Ben Mendelsohn and Saoirse Ronan star in the film that is full of dark fantasy and gorgeous imagery. But it looks like Gosling just may have been trying too hard to make this one work in the end. It feels like the kind of film that sounded good and beautifully artistic on paper but doesn't end up connecting with the audience. Watch? Here's the new international trailer for Ryan Gosling's Lost River from The Film Stage: You can still watch the first Us trailer for Lost River right here. Lost River (formerly known as How to Catch a Monster) is »
- Ethan Anderton
A dark river of fatalism courses beneath the beautifully photographed vistas of “Slow West,” an intriguingly off-center Western that brings a bevy of European talent to bear on an American frontier story. Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee as a young Scotsman who’s made the journey to Colorado in search of the woman he loves, and Michael Fassbender as a wily companion who turns out to be hunting the same quarry, John Maclean’s impeccably crafted writing-directing debut at times has a distinctly Coen-esque flavor in its mix of sly intelligence, bleak humor and unsettling violence, exuding fierce confidence even when these qualities don’t always cohere in the smoothest or most emotionally impactful fashion. Winner of the grand jury prize in the international dramatic competition at Sundance, this U.K.-New Zealand co-production should travel far on the strength of its critical reception and cast names; A24’s Stateside release date has yet to be announced. »
- Justin Chang
Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including: Minions, Unfinished Business, Poltergeist, Robot Overlords, Cinderella, Pitch Perfect 2, Magic Mike Xxl, Lost River, Fast & Furious 7, Straight Out of Compton and new UK trailers for the Netflix series’ Bloodline and Marvel’s Daredevil.
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to »
- Phil Wheat
Netflix have found their digital feet in the TV Series side of things after huge success with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, they’ve delving deep into their next project with Bloodline ready to go. There’s quite the impressive cast with the likes of Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett, Jamie McShane, Enrique Murciano, with Sam Shepard, and Sissy Spacek all involved.
Set to start on March 20th, we’ll meet the Rayburns, one of those classic American families who are hard-working pillars of their Florida community. But when eldest son, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) comes home for the 45th anniversary of his parents’ hotel, he threatens to expose the Rayburns dark secrets and shameful past, pushing his siblings to the limits of family loyalty. Drama!
This first trailer is nice and dark with that impressive cast, it could well be a good ‘un, »
- Dan Bullock
A trailer has been released for the new Netflix Original Series Bloodline, which stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
On March 20th, Netflix audiences around the world will meet the Rayburns, a contemporary American family who are hard-working pillars of their Florida community. But when the black sheep and eldest son, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) comes home for the 45th anniversary of his parents’ hotel, he threatens to expose the Rayburns dark secrets and shameful past, pushing his siblings to the limits of family loyalty.
- Gary Collinson
Their President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Sue Kroll, announced that Lost River will have its North American premiere during the SXSW film festival which runs from 13-21 March, and will open with a same day multi-platform window in the Us on April 10 so that the compelling and original work can:
‘target the right audience and give ‘Lost River’ a bigger and more focussed voice than it would have if we put it exclusively in theatres’.
Gosling’s fantasy neo-noir follows struggling single mother Billy (Christina Hendricks) who lives a dreary life in the dystopian town of Lost River. When she falls behind on her mortgage, Billy is threatened with eviction unless she agrees to »
- Sacha Hall
Kyle Chandler isn’t in Dillon, Texas anymore. Netflix released the first trailer for its upcoming drama “Bloodline” on Monday, with the 13-episode original series set to go live on March 20. Chandler stars as John Rayburn, a Florida Sheriff who is none too happy when his black sheep brother Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) lands back on the family’s doorstep. Also Read: Netflix’s ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Character Posters Warn, ‘Even Demons Have Demons’ (Photos) Whereas he played a kind-hearted football coach on NBC’s Texas-set “Friday Night Lights,” Chandler’s “Bloodline” character has a dark past and an even darker future. »
- Travis Reilly
Though there have been a lot of eyes on Netflix’s returning shows such as House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black, plus the offerings from Marvel including Daredevil and A.K.A. Jessica Jones, the streaming service also has another original series set to debut next month, with Kyle Chandler headlining family drama Bloodline. The full trailer for the series is online and demands your eyeballs’ attention below.Bloodline finds Chandler as John Rayburn, part of the wealthy, contemporary Rayburn family that owns property in the Florida Keys. All seems to be well among them until eldest son Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) returns home and starts to reveal some of the darker secrets the clan has kept buried for years. Soon the family is tearing itself apart as skeletons come rattling out of the closet.It’s perhaps not surprising that there’s drama afoot given that this comes from Glenn Kessler, »
Over the course of his career in high-profile films, Kyle Chandler’s involvement has been in the form of the supporting role more often than not, with Zero Dark Thirty, Argo or The Wolf of Wall Street being the most recent examples. For his next project, though, the actor is set to change tact to embody John Rayburn in Netflix’s upcoming family drama Bloodline.
In the series, Chandler’s character is one of four adult children of a wealthy family situated in Florida Keys. But their affluent livelihoods aren’t filled with sunshine and rainbows 24/7, as evidenced by the abrupt arrival of their estranged eldest brother, Danny (Exodus: Gods and Kings‘ Ben Mendelsohn), who flips the convention of the prodigal son on its head.
The trailer above does a solid job of ramping up the tension without revealing the core reason behind Danny’s sudden return, but given that it seeds gunfights, »
- Michael Briers
Netflix wants to get subscribers excited for one of its upcoming original series. The streaming service has dropped the trailer and poster for the family drama Bloodline.
The Bloodline trailer begins by introducing viewers to Florida’s well-respected Rayburn family, currently celebrating the 45th anniversary of the parents’ hotel. But the images get less cheerful when the shunned, oldest brother Danny (played by Ben Mendelsohn) shows up and starts dredging up hidden family secrets. The trailer ends with the foreboding words featured on the Bloodline poster: “We’re not bad people, but we did a bad thing.”
Bloodline was announced back in October 2014, and six images from the series were released a month later. The Netflix original series is the brainchild of Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, the creators of FX’s Emmy-winning show Damages. Bloodline stars Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, Norbert Leo Butz, »
- Bree Brouwer
“We’re not bad people,” promises Kyle Chandler’s John Rayburn at the end of the first full trailer for Netflix’s new drama, Bloodline, “but we did a bad thing.” And since that sentence appears to be the dark and ominous slogan for the series, I’m guessing John is going to be a much different and, potentially, a much dangerous character than Coach Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights. Although Chandler is the headlining star, the cast of Bloodline features many familiar names and faces, including Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Linda Cardellini (Freaks and Geeks, Mad Men), Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Norbert Leo Butz (Dan in Real Life), Jamie McShane (Sons of Anarchy), Jacinda Barrett (Suits) and Enrique Murciano (Without a Trace). The series was created and is executive produced by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler (Damages) and takes place in the Florida Keys, »
- Chris King
If you're a fan of Friday Night Lights, you might be pleased to hear that Kyle Chandler is starring in a new series for Netflix, called Bloodline. However, this series doesn't look like it's going to have much else in common with the beloved football series. The first trailer introduces the Rayburn family, a prominent Florida Keys family headed by Robert (Sam Shepard) and Sally (Sissy Spacek). The show centers on the family's four adult siblings (Chandler, Linda Cardellini, and Norbert Leo Butz) whose lives get shaken up when their black-sheep brother (Ben Mendelsohn) returns home. The trailer is haunting, partially thanks to a slow cover of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters." All 13 episodes of Bloodline will be available in March, so block off that whole month. Check out the first teaser, as well: »
You can keep "Better Call Saul," and let's hope "House Of Cards" returns to first season form when it drops later this month, but the drama series I'm most looking forward to at the moment is Netflix's "Bloodline." Why? Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sam Shepard, and Sissy Spacek — there's five reasons. And oh yeah, this first full length trailer is pretty great. From the folks who brought you "Damages," this new series follows a respectable, beautiful family who seem to have everything figured out on the surface, only for the dark sheep of the brood to return and bring trouble with him. And that black sheep? Played by the always fantastic Ben Mendelsohn. Frankly, Mendelsohn and Chandler alone in a show would have me watching, but they've got a great ensemble around them in what looks like a swampy, potent drama. "Bloodline" arrives on on Netflix on March 20th. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
"Bloodline" has all the qualities you need for a great drama series. Kyle Chandler stars...and, well, really that's the end of the list. Sure, it's also from Netflix's originals department, which has so far churned out plenty of Emmy-winning live action series like "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black." It's also created by the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated producers of "Damages," and features a cast made up of one Oscar winner (Sissy Spacek), an Oscar nominee (Sam Shephard), an Emmy nominee/everyone's favorite "Freaks and Geek" star (Linda Cardellini) and a hot up-and-comer who's starred in films like "Killing Them Softly" and "The Place Behind the Pines" (Ben Mendelsohn). But really, the draw here is Coach Chandler, as "Friday Night Lights" fans like to call him. Take a look at the new trailer below — and the series' official poster ("key art") — for what looks like a moody, »
- Ben Travers
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