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Director: Michael Cuesta
Run Time: 112 minutes
Synopsis: A reporter becomes the victim of a smear campaign after exposing a link between CIA backed Contra rebels in Nicaragua, Nicaraguan drug trafficking and the outbreak of crack cocaine in America’s inner cities.
Inspired by the life of Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) and his ‘Dark Alliance’ exposé on the explosion of crack cocaine in the United States (which inevitably ruined his career), the film draws attention to the power and reach of fourth and fifth estate journalism and to the subjective objectivism of its gatekeepers.
Having said all that, if you take the time to reach beyond this »
- Sacha Hall
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
Director: J.J. Abrams
What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars »
From Sam Raimi (Evil Dead trilogy, Spider-Man) comes a remake of the Steven Spielberg classic, Poltergeist starring Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris and Rosemarie DeWitt. The teaser trailer was revealed last week, but more images have since been released along with the new one-sheet which evokes the same eerie feeling of the original poster featuring the young girl with her back to the audience looking into the spirit world.
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Few filmmakers have been as pivotal to the mumblecore movement as Joe Swanberg, whose micro-budgeted, improv-heavy dramas have brought him widespread acclaim and considerable success over the past decade. In 2013, he had the biggest hit of his career with Drinking Buddies and followed it up with another high-profile project, titled Happy Christmas, which sent his profile soaring even higher. Now, Swanberg is continuing his progression toward mainstream cinema by taking on his first studio film.
Romantic comedy Work Wife, which Swanberg will direct for New Line but (in an unusual move for him) not script, centers on two thirtysomething lawyers who decide to try their luck at dating co-workers. Screenwriters Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins previously created the beloved yet short-lived ABC comedy Trophy Wife and also have two scripts in development – Lunch Lady at Universal and Booksmart at 20th Century Fox.
Swanberg has made more than 17 films since 2005’s Kissing on the Mouth, »
- Isaac Feldberg
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"
This adaptation of the beloved children's book got mixed reviews, but it's fine if you're looking for a rather harmless family feature. Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner co-star as the equally frazzled parents of young Alex (Ed Oxenbould). Check out this exclusive clip!
They say that how you react in an emergency reveals your true nature and feelings. Are you out for number one, or is your family your first concern? A seemingly perfect Swedish family has to face that exact question when an impending avalanche threatens to ruin their ski trip to the Alps.
If you're already a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal's performance as a creepy crawly »
- Jenni Miller
Directed by Joe Swanberg
Digging for Fire comes perilously close to having something interesting to say about relationships and lurking curiosities. Unfortunately, it lacks the narrative focus and observational humor to be more than a mild diversion. It’s the kind of film where the secondary characters exist only to further the plot, while the main characters always say exactly what’s on their mind. It’s not a bad movie, exactly, but it never quite reaches the emotional heights that it’s reaching for.
Tim (Jake Johnson) and Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt) are a young married couple still bathing in the afterglow of the birth of their first child. Their past lives are becoming a distant memory and things seem more stable than ever. Everything is wonderful and idyllic. That’s usually about the time that panic sets in.
- J.R. Kinnard
Just when you thought it was safe to open your closet, the first trailer for MGM’s remake of “Poltergeist” has arrived to traumatize you all over again. (Much like the original, viewers with a fear of clowns may want to skip the flick, too.)
The 3D reboot of the 1982 horror classic stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris. It’s directed by Gil Kenan from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire. Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are producing through their Ghost House Pictures banner along with Roy Lee. Nathan Kahane is exec producing.
The film follows the Bowen family, whose life is suddenly disrupted after a supernatural force takes over their home and begins terrorizing them.
“Poltergeist” hits theaters on July 24.
- Variety Staff
Do you feel a... disturbance? The TV people are back to haunt your screen with the first trailer for Poltergeist 2015.
We can understand those who are skeptical in the face of this new apparition. The specter of the 1982 original by Steven Spielberg looms large over this remake. Let's hope they checked the set thoroughly, you never know what's buried under your feet... We wouldn't want anything to get desecrated by accident!
But our first glimpse at this Poltergeist calms our fears, as it does appear director Gil Kenan and producer Sam Raimi took pains to remain faithful to the spirit of its ancestor. This time, the family in peril is led by Sam Rockwelland Rosemarie DeWitt with Jared Harris as the presumed occultist, but our good friend the clown is back along with many other elements still etched into our primal childhood fear cortex.
How many of these spooks can you spot in the trailer? »
- Valérie Bourdeau
You just can’t keep a good – well, evil – group of otherworldly spirits down. Not content with invading our world back in the 1982 original (and two sequels), the telly-obsessed terrors of Poltergeist are back in a new, rebooted version of the original tale from producer Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan. The first trailer has arrived online. This time around, the focus is on the Bowen family, dad Eric (Sam Rockwell), mum Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) and kids Kendra (Saxon Sharbino), Griffin (Kyle Catlett) and Madison (Kennedi Clements), the latter of whom becomes the main focus of supernatural attention. Moving into a suburban home, they discover it needs a bit more than just a coat of paint and some new furniture: it’s also linked to the spirit world through a variety of portals. "The original film commented on how we've let television get out of control, babysitting our kids," Raimi tells USA Today. »
Poltergeist remains one of the creepiest classic horror films of the eighties. Directed by Tobe Hopper, and produced by a certain Mr Speilberg, the film followed Carol-Anne and her family as they became terrorised by malevolent forces.
The news of an impending remake unsettled some, but after watching the first full length trailer we’re liking the tone that it has set. It’s directed by Gil Kenan and stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, and Kennedi Clements.
The iconic blonde Carol-Anne is now a brunette little girl called Madison, but don’t worry, she seems to be just as spooky. The scariest thing we’ve glimpsed so far though has to be that updated clown doll, the original was bad enough, this one is even worse. Good luck:
Poltergeist hits cinemas on 31st July 2015.
Source: 20thCenturyFox »
- Kat Smith
The way a horror movie is constructed and paced has changed a lot from 1982 to 2015. Much like the 2013 Carrie remake, it all comes down to whether the pace of editing and easy reliance on jump-scares can replace the sweet creepiness (and, admittedly on my part, nostalgia) of the Tobe Hooper original.Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures is producing the do-over, which stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams along with two really cute kids. City of Ember's Gil Kenan directs.Yes, the remake keeps the clown that traumatized the childhood of anyone born in the mid 1970s, but it begs the question of whether modern television sets can even 'snow-out' anymore. I thought they just drop to a blank blue screen with...
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As promised, 20th Century just unveiled the official trailer for its upcoming "Poltergeist" reboot, starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris. Check it out below. Plot: A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorize the family before they kidnap the youngest daughter. The new movie is directed by Gil Kenan (Monster House) from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz: The Great and Powerful). Sam Raimi is producing. It's set to hit theaters on July 24th. Trailer: »
Sneak Peek footage, plus images from director Gil Kenan's "Poltergeist" feature film reboot, written by Pulitzer-Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire and produced by Sam Raimi ("Darkman"), starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Kennedi Clements:
"The original film commented...
"...on how we've let television get out of control, babysitting our kids," said Raimi.
"It's only gotten worse with the handheld portable devices.
"Screens are everywhere."
"Poltergeist" opens July 24, 2015.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Poltergeist"...
- Michael Stevens
Earlier this morning, MGM and Fox released the first trailer for their scary new remake of Poltergeist. And it was met with a warm reception, even by longtime fans of the original who refuse to believe that this reboot is neccessary. A second trailer has come online, which is meant for international audiences. It has more than enough new footage to make it a worthwhile watch, and even sheds new light on some of the family dynamic inside the Bowen house.
Legendary filmmaker and producer Sam Raimi ("Spider-Man, Evil Dead, The Grudge) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) are behind this attempt to recapture lightening in a bottle, taking over for producer Steven Spielberg and director Tobe Hooper. Much like their iconic 1982 effort, this new version follows the classic tale of a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, »
The clown doll stlll gets me. Preview of the Sam Raimi-produced reboot of Poltergeist has finally arrived, and it’s definitely bone-chilling especially because of that darn clown. The filmmakers have changed it up a bit, but with quality actors such as Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris and Rosemarie DeWitt we should be in good hands. The new preview gives us hope. Watch the new trailer.
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The first trailer for the "Poltergeist" remake is here, and...wait, why did they do this again? With a script by "Rabbit Hole" scribe David Lindsay-Abaire and a solid cast consisting of Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie Dewitt and Jared Harris, I was actually holding out hope that Fox's update of the 1982 Tobe Hooper-directed horror film might actually give us something interesting and different. Now, I'm not so sure. To be fair, it's hard to tell how the finished product will be based on only two-and-a-half minutes of footage - and it's certainly possible that the Fox marketing team, with the beloved-ness of the original film top of mind, crammed the trailer with as many "deja vu" moments as possible. But...man, there are a lot of those. A few examples: The "hands on the TV" moment. Okay, I'm giving this one a pass. As iconic shots from the original go, »
- Chris Eggertsen
The creepy clown is back!
Eric Bowen (Sam Rockwell) and wife Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) desperately try and hold on to their youngest daughter Madison (Kennedi Clements), who’s been targeted by terrifying apparitions in the first trailer for Poltergeist.
The new film is a contemporary take on the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
“They’re here” sent shivers down the spine of moviegoers in 1982 when the terrifying horror classic, directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg, was released. What made the film even more scary was the chilling score by Jerry Goldsmith.
The trailer looks tremendous and it did its job in scaring me, so I’m willing to give it a go (now I »
- Michelle McCue
Tobe Hooper’s (or Steven Spielberg’s, depending on if you follow credit or fact) Poltergeist was and is a highly effective, horror masterpiece. I recently revisited the film and found that even during the day, it’s still scary as ever and had me corner checking my own apartment. More than that is the film’s fully realized family dynamic. You absolutely care for these characters well being, and when the ghosts come out to play, the fear is heightened.
Like all horror films more than 10 years old, Hollywood declares a remake is in order, and the time has come for Poltergeist. There’s a glimmer of hope for this however in the form of producer Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan (the scary-lite animated Monster House). The cast is peppered with the likes of the always dependable Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jane Adams, and Jared Harris subbing for »
- Justin Edwards
When it comes to classic horror movies, you don't get more iconic than 1982's Poltergeist. The Steven Spielberg-produced movie, about a family haunted by evil spirits in their house, is one of the more inventive spooky thrillers, known for its unforgettable imagery (like the little girl in front of a television screen) and overall creepy tone. This July 24 those spirits (and that tone) return to screens in a remake that stars Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt as the parents in an...
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Poltergeist has become legendary for two major reasons other than being a great film: First, there were rumours that co-producer/co-writer Steven Spielberg took over as director midway through production. Secondly, its young co-star Dominique Dunne was murdered just before the film hit theatres. I will always remember Poltergeist, however, as the film that left me sleepless for a week as a child. Someone once famously said that Poltergeist does for TV sets what Psycho did for showers. I never had a problem taking a shower but I’m still left unsettled having a TV set left on over night. Hooper’s directing skill combined with Spielberg’s ability to make anything family-friendly makes this one of the few on the list the entire family might theoretically enjoy. Fast forward 33 years and a remake is on the way. Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) update the »
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