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After playing a Marvel superhero, Jeremy Renner is taking on a completely different type of crime fighter in Kill the Messenger. Starring as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, Jeremy Renner takes on a crusade to track the crack epidemic in America and its very shady origins, which has ties to the CIA. The drama follows Gary's daunting task of investigating the U.S.'s war on drugs, despite threats from both drug kingpins and CIA operatives. We have 5 new photos of Jeremy Renner in action, as he hits the streets looking for answers.
Several new posters have been released recently and I'll begin with the above banner for David Ayer's Fury (click for full size), which clearly has the makings of three separate posters so I separated them and offer larger looks directly below. Featured front and center is obviously Brad Pitt as Wardaddy, leader of the World War II tank crew and he's joined here by Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Josh Bernthal and Shia Labeouf. Fury is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. The film hits theaters on November 14, check out the individual posters below. »
- Brad Brevet
"...an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence...
"...– or the lack thereof -once and for all.
"However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Zero Theorem"...
- Michael Stevens
The Zero Theorem, 2013.
Directed by Terry Gilliam.
A computer hacker whose goal is to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; namely, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Terry Gilliam’s career as director has produced a filmography of varied result, from the highs of a modern classic like Brazil to total misfires in the shape of The Brothers Grimm and Tideland, but one thing has always been guaranteed; he has a unique sense for storytelling and an eye for visuals unlike anyone else. As such, The Zero Theorem is everything we could want from a Terry Gilliam film and much more; it’s one the year’s best films.
The story is a familiar one but has that likable Gilliam lead (think Jonathan Pryce, »
- Gary Collinson
To mark the release of The Zero Theorem on 21st July, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray
From visionary director Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award®winner* Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds) as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management aimed at discovering the meaning of life – or the lack thereof – once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including the flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management’s wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Joby (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom, it’s only when he experiences the power of love and desire that »
You can just feel the wheels in motion for the fall and the fall film festival season. While some of these films do not have U.S. release dates yet, many have openings just around the corner and many are already receiving international releases. And so we’ve collected a few new posters that have landed for a quartet of films that have already premiered elsewhere earlier this year, and will likely drop into theaters or festivals in the next six months. Let’s start with the earliest film, Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem.” It debuted way back at the 2013 at the Venice Film Festival (our review here). It stars Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges Tilda Swinton, David Thewlis and Matt Damon, and it’s about an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst in a dystopian future age, perhaps not unlike Gilliam’s “Brazil” but much more technologically advanced. »
- Edward Davis
"...'Qohen Leth' is a reclusive computer genius working on a formula to determine whether life holds any meaning, in this dystopian satire. He waits for a phone call explaining the meaning of life.
"Under instruction of a shadowy figure known only as 'Management', Qohen works to solve the 'Zero Theorem' a mathematical formula derived from 'Big Crunch' theory.
"Qohen works in the chapel that is his home, interrupted by visits from a seductress and the teenage son of Management..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Zero Theorem"...
- Michael Stevens
Terry Gilliam's "Orwellian triptych" is going out with a bang. 29 years after "Brazil" and 19 years after "12 Monkeys," the acclaimed director is returning to paranoid form with "The Zero Theorem," a dystopian sci-fi starring two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz as a reclusive computer genius attempting to unlock the meaning of life. Now a new trailer for the film has arrived, and based on the collection of colorful, slightly off-kilter images on display it appears the comparisons to Gilliam's two earlier sci-fi classics are well-founded. Also starring Melanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Tilda Swinton, Matt Damon and Ben Whishaw, "The Zero Theorem" divided critics when it premiered at last year's Venice Film Festival (read Guy Lodge's review here), with Waltz's performance singled out by many as one of the film's highlights. It's slated to hit U.S. screens on September 19. Check out the trailer above, then let us know »
- Chris Eggertsen
Back in March, Amplify and Well Go USA acquired the domestic distribution rights to director Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem, although a specific release date was not announced. Today, the studios have debuted a new trailer, while announcing that the film will debut on iTunes and VOD formats August 19, ahead of its theatrical debut on September 19.
Christoph Waltz stars as computer genius Qohen Leth, who is determined to discover the definitive meaning of life while living in isolation. Matt Damon, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton round out an all-star cast for this sci-fi drama from the visionary director of Brazil, 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Acclaimed director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) returns with the visually stunning sci-fi epic The Zero Theorem, starring Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius. »
Yeah, we know. It seems like there have been a zillion trailers for this thing already, and you're right, there have been (not to mention a poster banned by the MPAA). But the U.S. release for Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem" is finally on the horizon, so yes, that means another trailer, but it's a reminder that there are few filmmakers out there who deliver a cinematic experience quite like Gilliam. The basics you already known at this point. Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges Tilda Swinton, David Thewlis and Matt Damon star in this one about a reclusive, angsty computer genius tasked with solving a riddle that will render the meaning of life as, well, nothing. And the existential task is made more difficult by a constant parade of visitors—including a teenager and a very sexy woman—while he battles his own objections to what seems like a soul-crushing job. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Boy, this brings back psychedelic memories from Brazil. Amplify released a fresh trailer for Terry Gilliam‘s upcoming The Zero Theorem about an eccentric hacker, Quohen (Christoph Waltz), whose given an opportunity by “The Management” to crack an enigmatic code. All the great Gilliam earmarks are here: the monstrous technology, the paranoia with authority, and the mysterious dame (in this case it’s Melanie Thierry’s Bainsley who seduces Quohen) who can possibly provide the escape from it all…or not. Also along for the ride: Matt Damon as Quohen’s boss, Lucas Hedges as a teenage boy who intends to assist the hacker as well as Tilda […] »
It has taken awhile, but Amplify and Well Go have officially set a September 19 release date for Terry Gilliam's latest movie The Zero Theorem with the film premiering On Demand a month earlier on August 18 and now the official domestic trailer has dropped. Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the complete lack of one - once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn't fully trust, including flirtatious Bainsley (Melanie Thierry), Management's wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Job (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it's only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he's »
- Brad Brevet
We’ve got our hands on a new “alternate version” of the poster for Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem” starring Christoph Waltz and featuring Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton and Matt Damon in supporting roles both big and small. You won’t see this version of the one sheet in theaters…well because, maybe it’s that butt centered right in the middle, but you could also call it a “leaked” poster if you like. Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem” drops August 19th On Demand and September 19th in theaters. A new U.S. version of the trailer should be arriving soon too. Until then here's the one sheet you're not supposed to see, at least not at the multiplex. Update: Well, if the above post wasn't vague enough... the cat's out of the bag, the poster was banned by the MPAA. I guess »
- Edward Davis
While we continue to wait for a Us release date for Terry Gilliam's particularly kooky-looking film, The Zero Theorem, we have a new international trailer for you to watch! It's always fun watching Gilliam's bizarre movies, he always manages to surprise me. This movie has been a long time coming.
The film stars Christoph Waltz as "an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence – or the lack thereof -once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being."
- Joey Paur
It feels like it’s been an eternity since Terry Gilliam started working on his latest sci-fi venture, philosophical mind-bender The Zero Theorem, so it would be understandable if you, like me, actually forgot that it was still heading to U.S. theaters at some point. This year (though we still don’t know exactly when), the film will finally arrive on the big screen, courtesy of Well Go Entertainment and Amplify, and we’ll find out whether it’s been worth the wait.
The international trailer makes a strong case for the film, highlighting its cast and brain-bending premise. Of course, this is Terry Gilliam we’re talking about, so we always expected that The Zero Theorem would be a bit of an enigma. But with a cast including Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton and David Thewlis, this one is high on our list, regardless of whether we »
- Isaac Feldberg
In a society ruled by an elite class, a lone computer program tries to determine the meaning of existence in a new international trailer for The Zero Theorem, the latest from the mysterious mind of director Terry Gilliam. Christoph Waltz stars as Qohen Leth, who is tasked with trying to unravel the mystery behind a mathematical formula known as The Zero Theorem, which will ultimately reveal whether or not the universe has an infinite life span, as he grapples with the meaning of life. Matt Damon, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Ben Whishaw and Tilda Swinton round out an all-star supporting cast for this mind-bending drama, which doesn't have a release date set at this time.
The Zero Theorem comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, Sanjeev Bhaskar. The film is directed by Terry Gilliam. »
Story is based on investigative journalist Gary Webb’s stories alleging the CIA’s involvement in the spread of crack cocaine in Los Angeles — and the consequences Webb faces for his whistle-blowing.
“National security and crack cocaine in the same sentence — does that not seem strange to you?” Renner asks early in the trailer.
Rosemarie DeWitt, Lucas Hedges, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are also starring. Producers are Scott Stuber, Renner and Naomi Despres.
- Dave McNary
A journalist's life becomes compromised after uncovering a vast conspiracy in the first trailer for Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner. Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), this thriller follows one reporter's quest to find the truth about why the CIA was helping major drug dealers smuggle cocaine into America. Take a look at the first footage from this thriller, co-starring Paz Vega, Rosemarie DeWitt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper and Oliver Platt, and clickHere if you missed the poster that debuted yesterday.
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets... and further alleges that the CIA was aware of »
Check out the brand new official poster for Focus Features' upcoming film, Kill the Messenger, opening in theaters on October 10, 2014. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. The first trailer will be released tomorrow, so stay tuned!
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Gary Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets...and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. »
Terry Gilliam may be a national treasure but that doesn’t preclude him from making films which can at times sink a little too much into his fertile imagination at the expense of being particularly absorbing. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen was a late 1980’s financial disaster which found him being given a lot of toys to play with but not being able to make a film which really connected with the heart or head and his last effort The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus is a film which seems to get by almost on the good will of the viewer alone. He is a man to be admired certainly, any man who makes Brazil must be, but he is also one prone to palpable flaws. »
- Ian Loring
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