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Above is the first trailer for Felony, the latest Australian film featuring Joel Edgerton. Written by Edgerton and director Matthew Saville, the film concerns a cop who accidentally hits a boy in a car accident and attempts to cover up his involvement. Tom Wilkinson and Jail Courtney are the two cops who have to investigate, but one of them wants to go easy, and the other wants to get to the bottom of a troubling case. The trailer showcases a pretty tense battle of wits, as well as a few potential... spoilers? Edgerton's cop tells his wife (Melissa George) and, naturally, she is not happy. And Tom Wilkinson eventually finds out, but recognizes Edgerton as a good cop, but he doesn't want to press further. It's Jai Courtney, using his normal Australian accent, who wants to push things forward. Oh, Jai Courtney, always making things worse. If you aren't making »
Hong Kong – Locally-made crime thriller “Felony,” which stars Joel Egerton, Tom Wilkinson and Jai Courtney, has been set as the closing night movie of the Melbourne International Film Festival (July 31-Aug 17, 2014.)
The film (pictured), follows three detectives who are variously involved in committing a crime and covering it up, had its premiere in Toronto last year.
It is directed by Melbourne-based Matthew Saville, and is set for its Australian commercial release on Aug 28.
The festival also sets other Australian films in prominent positions. Tony Ayres’ crime thriller “Cut Snake” will play as the centrepiece gala midway through the festival, while the Spierig brothers “Predestination” has previously been announced as the opening film.
In total the festival will play some 341 films across 17 different sections.
Other highlights include the world premieres of “Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films” and the Emmanuelle Beart-starring “Mistress.”
- Patrick Frater
Mixed marks to the marketing department at Australia's Roadshow Films for their work on the Joel Edgerton written and starring dramatic thriller Felony. The poster released last week? Really not good. The freshly arrived trailer? That's a whole other matter.Here's how the Toronto International Film Festival described the film when it premiered:Malcolm Toohey (Edgerton) has it all: a terrific family and a reputation as an upright cop, a job he loves. One night, after celebrating a successful arrest, he makes a terrible mistake, then, to cover up that mistake, he makes the decision to lie about it -- with tragic consequences. Complicit in the affair is senior officer Carl Summer (Tom Wilkinson), an assertive watchdog of "the brethren," whose new partner Jim Melic (Jai Courtney)...
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Joel Edgerton has begun to carve out an excellent niche for himself the mainstream cinematic world. He’s had bang-up parts in Warrior, The Great Gatsby, and Zero Dark Thirty, and will soon be seen as the Pharaoh in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings. Now, the actor has returned to his native Australia for his most recent film, the tense cop thriller Felony.
Edgerton plays Mal, a celebrated detective injured in the line of duty who ends up in a struggle between himself and two other detectives (Jai Courtney and Tom Wilkinson) over the truth about an accident that has placed a child in a coma. The trailer tells us everything we need to know – possibly even a little too much, given the nature of the film. Nevertheless, it gives a complete picture of the film and the possible routes that the narrative could take.
Based on this trailer, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Austrailian crime drama Felony now has a trailer. The film features the talents of Joel Edgerton, Tom Wilkinson, Melissa George, and Jai Courtney. In the film, which has been playing well at various festival screenings, Edgerton plays narcotic detective Malcolm "Mal" Toohey. Injured in the line of duty, but still on the job, Toohey finds himself in a moral dilemma when he accidentally knocks a boy off his bike during a sleepy drive home. Does he report the accident, revealing himself to be the driver, or cover it up in an attempt to save his own career?
Edgerton also co-wrote the script. As of now, the film only has an Australian premiere set- which is August 28- but it's expected to get a wider, international release later on.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
What hath "Slumdog Millionaire" wrought? The Oscar-winning heartstring tugger was a glimpse into a brand-new world for many moviegoers and, of course, as it is wont to do, Hollywood followed up on that success with several more films focusing in some way or another on India. In particular, it seems, Tinseltown has gotten fond of the east-meets-west motif. There was Ang Lee's worldwide Oscar-winner "Life of Pi," based on the spiritual bestseller. John Madden's "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," in which a parade of fantastic older British actors (including Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith) played a group of pensioners who travelled to India for a stay at an luxury hotel that ended up being not quite what they expected. (A sequel could well be on its way.) And then there was "Million Dollar Arm," Disney's feel-gooder that brought India to the U.S. through the story »
- Jacob Combs
Unlike his “Warrior” co-star Tom Hardy, Australian actor Joel Edgerton has stuck to being part of smaller films and taking smaller roles like his outing as a member of Seal Team Six in “Zero Dark Thirty," Baz Luhrmann’s gaudy adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” notwithstanding. Edgerton’s latest is the Australian film “Felony” which, in addition to starring in, he both wrote and produced. The film’s first trailer and poster have both arrived online for your keen minds to investigate. Co-starring Jai Courtney (in his native accent), Tom Wilkinson and Melissa George, the thriller centers on Edgerton as celebrated detective Mal, who sets off a tense struggle between himself and two other detectives (Courtney and Wilkinson) over the truth of the accident that sent a child into a coma. While the trailer seems to spell things out a little too clearly, it does promise that the four leads »
- Cain Rodriguez
After a run of festival screenings at the likes of Toronto, Australian crime drama Felony is finally preparing to hit cinemas. To see Joel Edgerton as a cop in a moral quandary, check out the first trailer below.Edgerton plays Malcolm “Mal” Toohey, a celebrated narcotics detective recently injured in the line of duty, but still plugging away. When he drives sleepily one night, he accidentally knocks a boy from his bike. But when he goes to report the incident, he leaves out the crucial detail that he was the driver responsible, worried what it might do to his career.Then things get murkier when two detectives – Carl Summer (Tom Wilkinson) and Jim Melic (Jai Courtney) – show up to investigate the accident and soon start to twig that Mal isn’t telling them everything. Carl is of the old school opinion that a good cop like Mal shouldn’t have »
A couple of key new release date announcements and changes today, here's the list:
"Fast and Furious 7" will open April 3rd 2015, one week earlier than previously announced.
"Insidious: Chapter 3" has been pushed back several weeks and now opens May 29th 2015.
Finally, Warners' Whitey Bulger film "Black Mass" has scored a September 18th 2015 release.
Source: Box-Office Mojo »
- Garth Franklin
We all from time to time enjoy a comfortable stay when vacationing anywhere in the world. So why should movie characters not appreciate a great place to stay as well? Interestingly, big screen hotels and motels almost play an important part as an extra movie character in addition to serving as a backdrop to the proceedings.
In Enjoy Your Stay: The Top 10 Movies About Hotels/Motels let’s look at some special selections where hotels and motels in film are featured and play a primary role in plot and theme. Cinematic room service has never been so accommodating.
The Enjoy Your Stay: The Top 10 Movies About Hotels/Motels selections are (in alphabetical order):
1.) The Best Exotic Manigold Hotel (2011)
Director John Madden’s The Best Exotic Manigold Hotel juggles various topical matters at hand: the aging process, deception in advertising, exotic travel and cultural clashing. Madden assembles a notable cast »
- Frank Ochieng
The distributor acquired U.S. rights recently amid a surge of interest in family and faith-based films.
Downey and Burnett (pictured) produced “Son of God,” the Christian movie that has grossed an impressive $67 million in the U.S. and was adapted from their 10-hour miniseries “The Bible,” which aired last year on History. They are also producers on MGM’s upcoming reboot of “Ben-Hur.”
“Little Boy” centers on a 7-year-old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home.
Other films opening on Feb. 27 are Warner Bros.’ comedy “Focus, »
- Dave McNary
Open Road Films has set a a February 27, 2015 release date for Little Boy, the inspirational family film directed by Alejandro Monteverde that was executive produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the EPs behind Son Of God and MGM/Paramount’s Ben-Hur remake. The distrib acquired U.S. rights to the pic last month. The story centers on a 7-year-old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin James, Ben Chaplin, Michael Rapaport, Cary Tagawa, Ted Levine, David Henrie, Eduardo Verastegui and Jakob Salvati […] »
When Paramount Pictures and Pathé announced earlier this month that "Selma," Ava DuVernay's Martin Luther King, Jr. film would be released on Christmas Day, they set award prognosticating tongues wagging. Without a doubt, the prime release date means that Plan B, Oprah Winfrey and Cloud Eight-produced film will be making a push for awards love for the director and David Oyelowo ("The Butler"), who will star as the civil rights legend. And there's supporting talent to contend for other awards, from Tom Wilkinson to Carmen Ejogo to the film's financier, Oprah Winfrey. Mlk's history-making march from Selma, Alabama to the state capital in Montgomery in March 1965 paved the road for President Lyndon Baines Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the release of "Selma" (limited on Christmas Day and expanding to wide on January 9, 2015) will mark the 50th anniversary of the march. DuVernay is best known for her 2012 Sundance. »
- Jacob Combs
Millennium Entertainment has released the first Good People trailer for director Henrik Ruben Genz’s crime thriller. The film stars James Franco and Kate Hudson as a cash-strapped couple living in London who come across a duffle bag full of money when their downstairs neighbor turns up dead. Initially thinking no one would miss the large sum, the two soon find themselves in over their heads. The London setting allows the film to stand out amongst the glut of other generic gritty thrillers, and Omar Sy (The Intouchables) appears to be playing a rather menacing villain. It’s still tough to tell whether Franco is half asleep or genuinely giving it his all, though. He does make a lot of movies. Hit the jump to watch the Good People trailer. The film also stars Tom Wilkinson and will be released in theaters and VOD on September 26th. Here’s the »
- Adam Chitwood
Lovers. Thieves. Killers.
The upcoming flick stars the A-listers as Tom and Anna Reed, a financially challenged couple who find a duffle bag full of $400,000 in cash in their dead neighbor's apartment. So what do they do? They spend it, of course! (Hey, no judgment.)
Although the ridiculously attractive couple planned on only using a small amount of their newfound fortune to get them out of debt, the two begin to relish their flush financial status. And that's when very bad things start happening to good people.
Although Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw), an 18th century English woman of mixed race, is raised in privilege by her aristocratic great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin color. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer (Sam Reid) who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds. With everything to lose, she struggles to convince those around her – and the society in which she lives – to overcome their biases and accept her fully. Only if she succeeds will she find true happiness in this exquisite masterpiece that also stars Miranda Richardson, »
- Michelle McCue
Like Kubrick’s secluded Overlook Hotel, Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest is a thing of decrepit majesty haunted by its former more lavish and illustrious self, and the countless tragedies that took place within so long ago. But while Kubrick’s stewing masterpiece focused on psychological disintegration as a result of lingering horrors, Anderson has chosen to harness these horrors within his own highly composed accord, examining instead the effects of place and time on memory and how storytelling can act as a vessel of emotional transference through time and space. For Anderson, this is striking new thematic territory that treads through grim waters, yet plays like a period (though thoroughly fictitious) comedy with all of the auteur’s signature stylistic formalities in place. The Grand Budapest Hotel is truly an odd film, hilarious and heartbreaking as all of his pictures have been, but it sees Anderson expanding his range, »
- Jordan M. Smith
An unfortunate accident is about to ruin the life and career of a great detective in this new drama called Felony, starring Tom Wilkinson. As you can probably tell from the trailer, this is an Australian movie. I don’t know if it will ever have a theatrical release in the Us, but that should not […]
"He didn't mean to do anything bad... I'll get you through this." Today's indie trailer that comes highly recommended is the official trailer for Matthew Saville's Felony, a little indie film written by, produced by and starring Joel Edgerton (last seen in The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, Odd Life of Timothy Green). He's joined by the always fierce Tom Wilkinson, Melissa George, and Jai Courtney in one of his best roles yet. Edgerton plays a cop who gets into big trouble in a late night accident, creating a troublesome situation at work and at home. I first caught this film at Tiff last year and it's solid, with a few strong performances and great score, hopefully it gets released. The trailer shows a lot, but doesn't ruin everything. Watch the first Australian trailer for Matthew Saville & Joel Edgerton's Felony, direct from YouTube: Three detectives become embroiled in »
- Alex Billington
Star Joel Edgerton writes and produces the upcoming drama Felony, which does not have a U.S. distributor or release date set at this time. Also starring Jai Courtney, Melissa George and Tom Wilkinson, the crime thriller follows three detectives embroiled in an accident that has left a young child on the verge of death. Watch the first footage from this Matthew Saville directed release, which hits Australia on August 28 from Roadshow Films.
In Felony, three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to disguise and unravel the truth?
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