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This new feature film brings up an interesting question: are literary icons timeless? Aside from science fiction tales, are they strictly a part of the era in which they were created? Ian Fleming’s James Bond began in the midst of cold war paranoia, but has been re-imagined and re-booted countless times to conform to more current concerns. This is certainly the case with Arthur Conan Doyle’s master sleuth. Sherlock Holmes, Victorian-era detective, has had great acclaim in modern times via not one, but two TV incarnations: “Sherlock” on the BBC and in the Us with “Elementary” on CBS. Well, how about a couple of American grown literary icons, hey maybe the most American duo? Of course, that’s Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, creations of Mark Twain. Oh, and to make things a bit more interesting, let’s see how they fare in their early twenties. Such is »
- Jim Batts
Band Of Robbers screens Monday, November 9th at 7pm at The Tivoli Theatre as part of The St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here. The film’s co-directors Adam and Aaron Nee will be in attendance. This screening is sponsored by Tenacious Eats
A modern-day retelling of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huck Finn, the comedy Band Of Robbers re-imagines the characters as adults, now grown from juvenile delinquents into small-time crooks. When Huck Finn (Kyle Gallner) is released from prison, he hopes to leave his criminal life behind, but lifelong friend and corrupt cop Tom Sawyer (co-director Adam Nee) has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies, Tom forms the Band of Robbers, recruiting Huck and their misfit friends Joe Harper (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Ben Rogers (Hannibal Buress) to join an elaborate scheme »
- Tom Stockman
Reinvention isn't just the name of the game at the major studios, as it seems indie filmmakers are taking a page from the reboot book. Brothers Adam and Aaron Nee have decided to riff on Mark Twain in their upcoming "Band Of Robbers," which turns the tales of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer on their head, to some good results. Read More: Review: 'Band Of Robbers' Is A Wonderfully Absurd Crime Comedy With A Wicked Streak Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee, Matthew Gray Gubler, Hannibal Buress, Eric Christian Olsen, Stephen Lang, and Melissa Benoist make up the impressive ensemble in the movie which follows Huck, recently sprung from prison, who is recruited by Tom and his ramshackle gang to track down a treasure, kicking off a goofy adventure. It's a movie that won us over at the L.A. Film Festival, with our critic calling it "an absurdist crime comedy with a wicked streak. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A trailer has arrived online for the upcoming comedy adventure Band of Robbers, which stars Kyle Gallner and Adam Nee as Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer alongside Melissa Benoist and Matthew Gray Gubler; check it out below after the official synopsis…
Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer spring back to life in “Band of Robbers,” now as grown men in current day. When Huck is released from prison, he hopes to leave his criminal past behind, but his lifelong friend and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. It’s time to band together a group of their misfit friends to hunt down the hidden treasure that has eluded the boys since childhood.
Band of Robbers is set for release on January 15th in the States.
- Amie Cranswick
"After so many years of chasing a fairy tale, most people would be ready to give up..." Gravitas Ventures has debuted a trailer for Aaron & Adam Nee's Band of Robbers, a zany comedy about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn all grown up, wreaking havoc and getting into all kinds of shenanigans after getting out of prison. Kyle Gallner stars as Huck Finn, and Adam Nee as Tom Sawyer, with a cast including Matthew Gray Gubler, Hannibal Buress, Melissa Benoist, Stephen Lang and Eric Christian Olsen. This actually looks quite good. Color me intrigued. An original idea with some amusing performances? I'm down. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Aaron & Adam Nee's Band of Robbers, found via SlashFilm: Mark Twain's young heroes Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn spring vividly back to life, this time as modern-day grown men. When Huck is released from prison he hopes to leave his criminal past behind. »
- Alex Billington
Gravitas Ventures has acquired the unique caper comedy “Band of Robbers,” which stars Kyle Gallner (“American Sniper”) as Huckleberry Finn, Adam Nee (“Drunk History”) as Tom Sawyer and “Supergirl’s” Melissa Benoist as Becky Thatcher, the company announced Friday. Brothers Adam and Aaron Nee wrote and directed the indie movie, which premiered earlier this year at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Gravitas Ventures will release “Band of Robbers” in select theaters and on VOD on Jan. 15, 2016. The film co-stars Matthew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”), Hannibal Buress (“Neighbors)”, Eric Christian Olsen (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) and Stephen Lang (“Avatar”). Also Read: Jeb Bush. »
- Jeff Sneider
Band of Robbers Movie Trailer. Aaron Nee and Adam Nee‘s Band of Robbers (2015) movie trailer stars Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee and Matthew Gray Gubler. Band of Robbers‘ plot synopsis: “Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn are grown men, still searching for the hidden treasure that has eluded them since childhood.” According to Deadline, “What if Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and the other rascally […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
Wound tight by a killer premise, polished direction, and a tone as though Anton Chigurh sauntered into “Bottle Rocket,” Aaron and Adam Nee’s “Band of Robbers” wrings the anxieties of aging and a dampened imagination from a grown-up Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Structuring their modern tale around the Mark Twain narratives, the sibling directors find laughs, pathos, and some surprising storytelling twists, plus have a game cast to deliver it–Kyle Gallner, Stephen Lang, Hannibal Buress, Melissa Benoist, Eric Christian Olsen. The cast is refreshing for the lack of previously known kinship among them; unlike the Apatow and Feig collectives who deliver and tweak their lineups, there’s something to be said for a new group of comedic and dramatic actors establishing a dynamic. In this case it’s led by Gallner, who plays the straight man Huck Finn to Adam Nee’s deadpan eccentric Tom Sawyer, two »
- Charlie Schmidlin
Exclusive: Ever wonder what became of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer after the great Mark Twain finished writing about them? How about this: One served time behind bars, and the other’s a crooked cop. That’s the foundation of Band Of Robbers, a modern telling of the classic American novels that is premiering this year at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Kyle Gallner is recently freed jailbird Huck, and Adam Nee is the lawman, with the star of CBS’s upcoming Supergirl Melissa Benoi… »
The Los Angeles Film Festival has unveiled its lineup with 39 world premieres including Baron Davis’ documentary “The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce” and Will Slocombe’s “The Escort,” starring Lyndsy Fonseca.
The festival also announced notable titles from Sundance and other festivals including Netflix’s “Manson Family Vacation,” thriller “Victoria,” “Diary of a Teenage Girl,” “Infinitely Polar Bear,” Russell Brand’s “Brand: A Second Coming” and “The Vanished Elephant.”
The festival, now in its 21st year, returns to downtown Los Angeles at the Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live. Lily Tomlin comedy “Grandma” was announced last month as the opening night film of this year’s festival on June 10.
The lineup includes 74 feature films, 60 short films and over 50 new media works representing 35 countries. New sections include the U.S. fiction and world fiction competitions and launch, as well as the previously announced Buzz, Nightfall and Zeitgeist programs.
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- Dave McNary
The world premiere of cult web series creators 5-Second Films’ first feature Dude Bro Party Massacre III will screen at the upcoming festival as top brass introduced the Zeitgeist and Nightfall sections.
The festival, set to run from June 10-18, announced programming in both strands as well as the second edition of La Muse strand.
Associate director of programming and curated content Roya Rastegar said Zeitgeist comprised films that speak to pivotal junctures in the lives of young people.
Zeitgeist programme encompasses six world premieres of Us films: Band Of Robbers by Aaron Nee and Adam Nee; A Girl Like Grace by Ty Hodges; In The Treetops by Matthew Brown; Manifest Destiny by Michael Dwyer and Kaitlin McLaughlin; Stealing Cars by Bradley Kaplan; and What Lola Wants by Rupert Glasson.
Describing Nightfall, senior programmer Jennifer Cochis said the films were designed to make audiences squirm.
Films premiering for the first time in the Us are nominated for the »
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