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Cut Bank | Review

3 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Postman Always Dies Twice: Shakman’s Noir Infused Debut Underwhelms

Seasoned television director Matt Shakman (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) makes his narrative feature debut with Cut Bank, a rural neo-noir written by fellow television writer Robert Patino (“Sons of Anarchy”) that draws comparisons to the work of the Coen Bros. but pales considerably beyond its devious narrative. Sometimes as darkly comedic as its origins would portend, the film hits too many false notes as it chugs through several twists that don’t seem all that surprising. Set within the small town façade we’ve seen countless times before, where greed and general malcontent are barely contained beneath the superficial veneer of lip-serviced hospitality, Shakman and Patino gather the usual suspects and toss them about in the kind of impossible scam that suggests these players have never bothered to watch classic film noir.

Dwayne (Liam Hemsworth), is stuck in rural Cut Bank, »

- Nicholas Bell

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The Way Liam Hemsworth Handles a Gun Will Make You Feel Things

31 March 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

You’re about see Liam Hemsworth like never before. In the upcoming film Cut Bank, the actor stars as Dwayne McLaren, a former high school football star whose life changes forever when he happens to catch a murder on video tape in Cut Bank, Montana. In perhaps his darkest, most suspenseful film yet, it’s the thrill of watching him take charge that will make you fall in love. Again and again.

Rounding out the cast are Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire), John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, and Oliver Platt. With a roster like this, the performances will likely more than deliver. Until we’re able to see the film, let’s just stare at our favorite Aussie some more.

Bye-bye, Gale Hawthorne. Hemsworth has grown his facial hair and has a smoldering stare like Boom.

Bam.

Pointing that gun like a boss.

Gazing into the sunset. »

- Taylor Ferber

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First Poster for Michael Fassbender's Steve Jobs Biopic

18 March 2015 4:32 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Michael Fassbender is currently working on the upcoming "Steve Jobs" biopic, and today we have a photo of some advertising created for the movie's set. It features Fassbender as Steve Jobs promoting his NeXT company, which he launched after being fired from Apple. Check it out below. In addition to Fassbender, the cast includes Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley, Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team. The new movie is directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and is set to hit theaters on October 9th. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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First Look at Michael Fassbender as NeXT-era 'Steve Jobs'

17 March 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production started back in January on Universal Pictures' Steve Jobs biopic, but we have yet to see an official image of Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder. Today, Instagram user Sean Nung posted a photo depicting a set poster with Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, promoting his NeXT computer system. The poster uses the actual tagline used in 1988, "Computing advances to the NeXT level," although the real-life poster did not feature Steve Jobs himself.

Cult of Mac reveals that this poster was on display at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, where the production is shooting a "major scene" involving Michael Fassbender's Steve Jobs unveiling the NeXT system in October 1988. The actual event took place at San Francisco's Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, directly across the street from the War Memorial Opera House, which was considered "a huge coming out event" for Steve Jobs, since this »

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Bryan Cranston’s ‘Trumbo’ Set for Nov. 6 Release

17 March 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Recently launched distributor Bleecker Street has set Bryan Cranston’s “Trumbo” for an awards-season release on Nov. 6 in the U.S.

The film is based on the true story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Cranston), who had been one of Hollywood’s top screenwriters before he was forced to testify in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947. When he refused to cooperate, he was sent to prison for 11 months.

Helen Mirren co-stars as Trumbo’s nemesis, columnist Hedda Hopper. Elle Fanning, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Michael Stuhlbarg and Louis C.K. co-star in the pic, directed by Jay Roach.

Michael London’s Groundswell Prods. produces in association with Shivani Rawat, Monica Levinson, and Nimitt Mankad through ShivHans Pictures. Bleecker Street, headed by Andrew Karpen, launched last summer and took on distribution of the ShivHans titles.

Upon his release, Trumbo became a prolific blacklisted writer and won an Oscar for »

- Dave McNary

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See Michael Fassbender As Steve Jobs In New Promo Poster

17 March 2015 8:31 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After Christian Bale exited Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, many believed the project to have lost its driving element. Bale’s resemblance to the Apple founder is perhaps greater than the man who would actually go on to play him; Michael Fassbender. Regardless, in this first leaked poster it appears as if Fassbender is right at home in the shoes of the technological pioneer.

The poster is a replica of the original promotional ad for Jobs’ NeXT computer. In the snap, Fassbender occupies the same space that Jobs did during that round of marketing and while he doesn’t look remotely like the man, this is a movie. Disbelief has to be suspended just a little.

For those of you who may need a refresher, the movie is scripted by Aaron Sorkin who has repeatedly affirmed that the finished feature won’t resemble a traditional biopic. Instead it »

- Gem Seddon

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New Clips From Cut Bank Star Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton And Bruce Dern – In Theaters April 3rd

4 March 2015 3:10 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A24 has released new clips from director Matt Shakman’s Cut Bank.

The film stars Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg and Oliver Platt.

Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) dreams about escaping small town life in Cut Bank, Montana, “the coldest spot in the nation,” with his vivacious girlfriend Cassandra (Teresa Palmer). When Dwayne witnesses an awful crime, he tries to leverage a bad situation into a scheme to get rich quickly but he finds that fate and an unruly accomplice are working against him. Thrust into the middle of a police investigation spearheaded by the local sheriff (John Malkovich), everything goes from bad to worse in this all-American thriller.

Cut Bank will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

It will be released on February 26, 2015 on Directv and in theaters on April 3, 2015.

The movie is rated “R” for violence and language. »

- Michelle McCue

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Adding Possible 2016 Oscar Contenders in 'Trumbo', 'Splash', 'Grind' and 'Face'

27 February 2015 3:15 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

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

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7 Great Film Debuts from TV Directors

27 February 2015 9:04 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Directv and the suspenseful thriller, Cut Bank, which is available exclusively on Directv.] Longtime television director Matt Shakman makes his big screen debut with "Cut Bank," a Coenesque thriller that, oddly enough, is actually premiering on the small screen via Video On Demand. Before directing Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Michael Stuhlbarg and Bruce Dern in this nail-biter about a man who witnesses a small town murder, Shakman directed dozens of TV episodes for series including "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Revenge," "The Good Wife," "Mad Men," "Six Feet Under," "Psych," "House," "New Girl," "Ugly betty," "Weeds" and "Childrens Hospital," to name a few. In spirit, here are seven other strong debuts from directors who cut their teeth in television. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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2 'Cut Bank' Posters: Good Folks, Bad Deeds

20 February 2015 4:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Instead of using star Liam Hemsworth to sell the drama Cut Bank, A24 has released two very different posters utilizing two very different styles. The first one-sheet takes on the look and tone of a 1970s thriller. The second piece of art weighs heavily to the left of that, evoking memories of Norman Rockwell.

Liam Hemsworth stars as&#160Dwayne McLaren in Cut Bank, a young man who dreams of &#160escaping small town life with his girlfriend Cassandra (Teresa Palmer). When Dwayne witnesses an awful crime, he tries to leverage a bad situation into a scheme to get rich quickly but he finds that fate and an unruly accomplice are working against him. Thrust into the middle of a police investigation spearheaded by the local sheriff (John Malkovich), everything goes from bad to worse in this all-American thriller.

Matt Shakman, known for his work on the Fxx comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, »

- MovieWeb

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Two new posters for thriller Cut Bank

19 February 2015 2:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Two new posters have arrived online for Cut Bank, the upcoming thriller starring Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Dern and Oliver Platt. Check them out here…

See Also: First trailer for Cut Bank

Dwayne McLaren has been looking for a way out of his small town upbringing of Cut Bank, Mt since he graduated high school several years earlier. When he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time, he jumps at a chance to pursue a better life in a bigger city with his girlfriend Cassandra. But luck doesn’t exist in Cut Bank, and this perceived good fortune is quickly followed by a flood of bad karma.

Cut Bank is set for release on DirecTV on February 26th and will receive a limited theatrical run in the States from April 3rd.

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- Gary Collinson

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27 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

14 February 2015 7:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

At one time, 2015 was poised to be the biggest year at the movies in recorded cinematic history. But that was before Warner Bros. pushed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 2016. Still, in the next twelve months, we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie, 2 Marvel adventures, a Terminator reboot, a Jurassic Park sequel, and a new 007. That's just the very tip top of this giant tasty cake. There are over a hundred big movies coming in 2015. We're taking a look at the best of the best. These are the movies you know you don't want to miss. Check it out as we delve into the 27 most anticipated movies of 2015!

1Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Release Date: December 18

Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow.

Director: J.J. Abrams

What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars »

- MovieWeb

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Blackhat Star John Oritz Signs On For Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Drama

12 February 2015 8:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fresh off Michael Mann’s cybernetic hacking thriller Blackhat, John Oritz has boarded Danny Boyle’s upcoming Steve Jobs in a supporting role.

According to Deadline, Oritz — whose previous credits include appearances in Silver Linings Playbook and Fast and Furious 6 — will play the part of Joel Pforzheimer, a journalist tasked with interviewing the titular visionary for GQ magazine. No other details of his role nor how prominent it will prove to be were shared at this time.

Oritz now joins a growing ensemble cast for Boyle’s production, one that includes Seth Rogen as Jobs’ partner-in-technological-crime Steve Wozniak, not to mention Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, and Makenzie Moss as Lisa Brennan, the Apple co-founder’s daughter. From what we understand, Brennan’s character will have significant part to play in the final product, with the script orbiting around three of the company’s most high-profile product launches within its illustrious history, »

- Michael Briers

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First trailer for Cut Bank starring Liam Hemsworth

8 February 2015 2:07 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for Cut Bank, the feature directorial debut of former child star Matt Shakman, which features a cast that includes Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Dern and Oliver Platt. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Dwayne McLaren has been looking for a way out of his small town upbringing of Cut Bank, Mt since he graduated high school several years earlier. When he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time, he jumps at a chance to pursue a better life in a bigger city with his girlfriend Cassandra. But luck doesn’t exist in Cut Bank, and this perceived good fortune is quickly followed by a flood of bad karma.

Cut Bank is set for release on DirecTV on February 26th and will receive a limited theatrical run in the States from April 3rd. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Cut Bank' Trailer with Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer

6 February 2015 2:43 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth) dreams about escaping small town life in Cut Bank, Montana, "the coldest spot in the nation," with his vivacious girlfriend Cassandra (Teresa Palmer). When Dwayne witnesses an awful crime, he tries to leverage a bad situation into a scheme to get rich quickly but he finds that fate and an unruly accomplice are working against him.

Thrust into the middle of a police investigation spearheaded by the local sheriff (John Malkovich), everything goes from bad to worse in this all-American thriller. Directed by Matt Shakman, this tight ensemble also stars Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Oliver Platt.

We have the first trailer for Cut Bank. Check it out as Dwayne and Cassandra get in over their heads as they attempt to find a better life for themsleves. Cut Bank will hit DirecTV on February 26 before coming to select theaters in April.

Cut Bank comes to theaters April 3rd, »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: Star-Studded 'Cut Bank' Trailer Investigates Small Town Murder Mystery

6 February 2015 1:14 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Following 2014 festival screenings in Los Angeles and Toronto, director Matt Shakman's "Cut Bank" is finally gearing up for a Directv release February 26 via distributor A24 Films. Marking the feature debut of the former child actor-turned-playwright and television director, "Cut Bank" recounts the unfortunate series of events that end up consuming and rewriting the lives of the residents of a small town in Montana. The R-rated drama, written by Robert Patino, features a star-studded ensemble, including Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Dern, Michael Stuhlbarg and Oliver Platt. Watch the intensely edited trailer below: Read More: Laff Review: ‘Cut Bank’ Traps John Malkovich, Bruce Dern, Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer & More In Half-Baked Caper »

- Zack Sharf

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Liam Hemsworth Faces The Aftermath Of Murder In Cut Bank Trailer

5 February 2015 1:01 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Director Matt Shakman’s (TV’s The Good Wife and Fargo) upcoming small-town thriller possesses all of the necessary qualities to gather advance attention. It’s got a quirky indie crime premise, a solid director at the helm, and a starry cast. Does this mean that Cut Bank will deliver the goods? With the film’s release date looming closer, a new trailer has landed (via Yahoo! Movies) that muddies the moral waters of its story…

Shakman makes his feature film debut with the flick, which centers on Dwayne McLaren (Liam Hemsworth); a young auto mechanic and former high school sports star keen to escape his hometown of Cut Bank, Montana. However, his luck takes a turn for the worse when he just so happens to film the apparent murder of a local mailman (Bruce Dern). His discovery kickstarts a series of events that domino into the community.

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- Gem Seddon

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Watch: Liam Hemsworth & Teresa Palmer Deal With Small Town Murder In Trailer For Thriller 'Cut Bank'

5 February 2015 10:43 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt, and Michael Stuhlbarg —that's a cast worth getting interested in, particularly when they gather for a small town-set thriller like "Cut Bank," and the first trailer has arrived.  Based on the 2009 Black List script by Roberto Patino and directed by TV helmer Matt Shakman ("Fargo," "The Good Wife") making his feature film debut, the film tells the story of Dwayne McLaren (Hemsworth), a young auto mechanic and former high school football star who wants to get the hell out of the frozen-in-time town of Cut Bank, Montana. But he stumbles across a murder and is caught up in a spiral of dangerous events. Reviewing the film last summer at the Los Angeles Film Festival, our Charlie Schmidlin wasn't impressed, calling the picture "a dozy small town caper that never gains a sense of location or thrills." "Cut Bank" arrives. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Movie News - Steve Jobs biopic gets release date

5 February 2015 10:10 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

'Steve Jobs' will be released in October. The movie - which is based on the biography of the late Apple Inc. CEO, co-founder and chairman - is expected to open in cinemas on October 9th, Universal Pictures have announced. Production has only just begun on the biopic, with the film being directed by 'Slumdog Millionaire's Danny Boyle. Aaron Sorkin has produced the script with guidance from Walter Isaacson, the man who penned the entrepreneur's official biography. Michael Fassbender will star as the lead character and will be joined by a supporting cast that includes Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg. The project suffered a few knock backs during initial production after Sony Pictures previously pulled out of the deal. Other actors lined up for the lead role - including Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale - had refused the part, leaving the »

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Steve Jobs movie gets October release date

4 February 2015 11:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Studios has revealed the release date for their upcoming movie Steve Jobs. The film, which has just gone into production in San Francisco, will be released October 9th of this year.

The project had originally been in development at Sony, who had David Fincher set to direct and Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio both attached as Steve Jobs at various points. However, the biopic was dropped by Sony before being picked up by Universal.

See Also: Set photos from Steve Jobs featuring Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen

The film is being directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay from Aaron Sorkin. Michal Fassbender plays the Apple founder Steve Jobs and Seth Rogan stars as Steve Wozniak. Also featuring in the cast are Kate Winslet (The Reader), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Perla Haney-Jardine (Spider-Man 3) and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man).

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- Thomas Roach

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