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New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Short Film Introduces us to Dave Bautista’s Sapper

12 hours ago | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

Blade Runner 2049‘ is less than two weeks from hitting theaters (can you believe that?!?!). Now that the marketing campaign for the sequel has ramped up, Warner Bros. have released another prequel short after learning more about Jared Leto‘s Niander Wallace in the previous short, ‘2036 : Nexus Dawn‘. This time, the second of three shorts–titled ‘2048: Nowhere to Run‘–focuses on Dave Bautista‘s replicant fugitive, Sapper.

The Idea behind these ‘Blade Runner 2049‘ short films is to allows us to learn a little bit about the characters before watching the film. With a boisterous runtime of 2 hours and 32 minutes, it’s easy to see how these short films allowed director Dennis Villeneuve the freedom to explore the backstory of key characters without overloading the story to be told in the actual film.

Here’s the short film ‘2048: Nowhere to Run‘, starring Dave Bautista:

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- Taylor Salan

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Behind-the-Scenes Video: Ryan Gosling Offers New Details About the Much-Hyped Sequel — Watch

23 September 2017 10:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you count yourself among “Blade Runner’s” many fans, you’re about to be envious of Kim Taylor Bennett. The Vice correspondent visited the set of “Blade Runner 2049” for a behind-the-scenes look at Denis Villeneuve’s much-hyped sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, revealing new details in the process. Watch below.

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’: 7 Things You Need to Know Before Seeing Denis Villeneuve’s Sequel

“It’s by far my longest shoot of my life,” says Villeneuve of the protracted production process; Bennett was there on day 86 of 96. “It’s not every day in your life that you have the chance to work with props or vehicles or great actors like that, so I feel blessed.” Bennett also speaks to production designer Dennis Gassner, who was tasked with simultaneously remaining true to the original film’s vision while also providing his own unique update »

- Michael Nordine

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New clip from Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner 2049′

11 September 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, Lapd Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former Lapd blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Blade Runner 2049 stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana De Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis, and Sylvia Hoeks. Once again Ridley Scott is at the helm, directing from a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green.

Blade Runner 2049 is released on October 6th. Check out the latest clip from the film below: »

- Phil Wheat

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Clip: Ryan Gosling Checks Out the Most Dystopian Sweatshop You’ve Ever Seen — Watch

10 September 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Title notwithstanding, there’s only one month until “Blade Runner 2049” is loosed upon the moviegoing world. Ryan Gosling stars in Denis Villeneuve’s 30-years-later follow-up to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. The former appears in the first clip from the film, which finds his character investigating a strange sweatshop involving kids with shaved heads answering to Lennie James. Watch below.

Read More:Jared Leto Went So Method for ‘Blade Runner 2049’ That He Blinded Himself During Filming

Plot details are scant so far, but here’s how the synopsis sets up the events of this long-awaited sequel: “Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, Lapd Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Blade Runner 2049’s’ Lengthy Run Time Revealed

30 August 2017 12:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Blade Runner 2049” will have a relatively lengthy running time of two hours and 32 minutes, plus another 11 minutes for credits.

It’s 46 minutes longer than the iconic 1982 original, which checked in at an hour and 57 minutes.

Alcon Entertainment, Warner Bros., and Sony Pictures have set a worldwide release on Oct. 6 with Warners distributing domestically and Sony distributing internationally. Alcon and Sony are worldwide partners on the film.

Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Carla Juri, Barkhad Abdi, and Dave Bautista are starring. Denis Villeneuve (“Sicario”) is directing the film.


Go Inside the ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Comic-Con Virtual Reality Experience

The sequel is set several decades after the 1982 original, with Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard. Plot details are mostly being kept under wraps.

Ridley Scott directed the original, which was set in a rainy dystopian version of Los Angeles in 2019 and followed Deckard as he pursued four replicants »

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A24, Curzon Artificial Eye Team on U.K. Release of ‘Good Time’

25 August 2017 4:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A24 is further extending its distribution activity in the U.K. by partnering with British independent distributor Curzon Artificial Eye on the release of the Safdie brothers’ “Good Time,” starring Robert Pattinson. The crime film is set for a Nov. 3 theatrical release in the U.K.

It marks the third time this year that A24 has partnered with a British distributor, following collaborations with Altitude Film Distribution on Oscar-winner “Moonlight” in February and Picturehouse Entertainment on David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story” earlier this month.

A statement from A24 said: “We are thrilled to be furthering our direct distribution in the U.K. with ‘Good Time.’ This is exactly the kind of film A24 was designed to do – a bold, original, and exhilarating vision, created by two of the most talented filmmakers working today.”

Josh and Benny Safdie’s film, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May, sees »

- Robert Mitchell

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Good Time – Review

24 August 2017 3:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

An uneven oddity from writer/directors Joshua and Ben Safdie, Good Time never generates the momentum its ‘one crazy night’ premise needs, but its mood is dark, its settings weird, and its characters eccentric enough that I recommend it. This tale of crime and urban living takes place in the streets of the Queens section of NYC. Robert Pattinson stars as Constantine “Connie” Nikas, a wiry scruff who teams up with his mentally-challenged younger brother Nick (Ben Safdie) for a bank robbery that goes all kinds of wrong. The dye packs explode, dousing them both in red. Connie somehow escapes but Nick runs through a glass door and is apprehended. Soon after he’s tossed in jail, Nick picks a fight with another prisoner that doesn’t end well for him and he’s transported to a hospital. Increasingly desperate, Connie spends the rest of the night trying to free his brother from captivity, »

- Tom Stockman

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The Current Debate: Race in "Good Time"

24 August 2017 7:37 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

In the first scene of Good Time, the latest from directors Josh and Benny Safdie, Connie Nikas (Robert Pattinson) barges into an office where a social worker is interviewing his brother Nick (Benny Safdie), who has a mental disability and impaired hearing. From there, the two brothers are off to the races, as Benjamin Mercer writes at Reverse Shot:Almost immediately after, Connie is hauling Nick along with him on an ill-conceived robbery of a bank branch in Flushing, Queens. “Do you think I could have done that without you standing next to me, being strong?” Connie reassures Nick right after the job—and just before a paint bomb goes off in their bag of stolen cash, filling the cab they’re in with red vapor and sending it off the road. The accident, an eye-poppingly entropic moment staged by the Safdies and captured as if on the fly by cinematographer Sean Price Williams, »

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New TV spot for ‘Blade Runner 2049′

23 August 2017 2:27 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, Lapd Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former Lapd blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Blade Runner 2049 stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana De Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis, and Sylvia Hoeks. Once again Ridley Scott is at the helm, directing from a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green.

Blade Runner 2049 is released on October 6th. »

- Phil Wheat

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Blade Runner 2049 TV Trailer Exposes Jared Leto as the Real Villain

22 August 2017 9:53 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After 35 years of waiting, one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever made is finally getting the sequel it sorely deserves. Blade Runner remains one of Ridley Scott's true masterpieces and the only question now is, can the sequel live up to the original? It is certainly a high mark to hit, but a brand new international trailer for Blade Runner 2049 has been released, giving us quite possibly our best look yet at the upcoming sci-fi sequel that could be one of the most exciting movies of 2017. If it can live up to the hype.

Sony Pictures UK released the brand new trailer recently and it is loaded down with new footage, but nothing that seems to give away much more than we already know. Just lots of great shots that prove, if nothing else, Blade Runner 2049 is going to be one of the best-looking movies of 2017. There's »

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New Extended TV Trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' Shows Us the Future

22 August 2017 3:21 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

"Replicants are the future of the species." We're only a few months away, strap in. Sony (who is distributing this internationally) has released a new extended TV spot which is essentially just a new trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049. We've already seen plenty of footage in the previous three trailers, but why not a bit more to whet our appetite? This direct sequel takes place 30 years after the original, and stars Ryan Gosling as a Lapd Officer who must find Deckard, who has been missing all this time. Harrison Ford returns to play Deckard, and the cast of 2049 includes Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, and David Dastmalchian. After this trailer, I really don't want to see anything else from this before watching it on the big screen. I'm ready. Here's the new international TV trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, »

- Alex Billington

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Robert Pattinson shines in “Good Time”

21 August 2017 9:08 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sometimes it takes an actor a little while to fully come into their own. For Robert Pattinson, he has certainly been doing his best to have a distinctive post Twilight identity. Working multiple times with David Cronenberg, taking a turn in The Lost City of Z, and now in Good Time, Pattinson is determined to gain full on respect for his talents. This latest film has been making a run at the independent box office and is his best work to date. With an expansion for the movie on the horizon in a few days, I wanted to double back and talk about it a bit. It marks the latest outing by filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie, who are directors to watch out for. Armed with Pattinson, they’ve crafted something top notch. The film is a crime drama indebted to the genre entries of the past. Bank robber Connie »

- Joey Magidson

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Movie Review – Good Time (2017)

14 August 2017 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Good Time, 2017.

Written and Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie

Starring Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Buddy Duress, Taliah Webster, Barkhad Abdi, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.


A bank robber finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him.

Sometimes, rooting for the bad guy is fun. Let’s face it, we have all done it before. Even as a society, we are drawn towards mainstream headlines or media coverage regarding illegal activities. Presumably, it’s to vicariously live through that adrenaline as a method of escaping daily, mundane routines. However, the best crime thrillers are the ones that can concurrently provide an audience mixed feelings on a front and center criminal.

Enter Good Time and Robert Pattinson’s (who continues to deliver phenomenal work across the independent scene, giving a career-best performance here) Connie; a once again free man who decides to take his mentally challenged brother Nick (played by Benny Safdie, »

- Robert Kojder

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Good Time Review

12 August 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Good Time is a sleazy synth-trip through New York City that stews in a bath of Walter Hill and Running Scared influences. Very Point-a-to-Point-b, burning like a 100-minute fuse. The Safdie brothers (Benny/Josh) navigate New York City like a character itself, creating an underbelly thriller that speeds around dangerous streets with cavalier opportunism. It’s a movie that could Only happen in NYC – as sprawling as it is multifaceted. But even better? An A-list Hollywood heartthrob sheds beautification in favor of back-alley survival scars. Performance becomes transformation and vampire glitter fades to grime (hint at the actor who grows tremendously with each tough break).

Robert Pattinson stars as Connie Nikas, a common thug who’d do anything for his mentally disabled, hearing-challenged brother Nick (Benny Safdie). Connie refuses to watch Nick waste time under psychiatric treatment. He’d rather rob a bank and flee to the country with Nick than live on the grid, »

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‘Good Time’ Has One of the Most Memorable Original Scores of the Year — Stream It Now

11 August 2017 12:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The list of the best scores of the year already includes “A Ghost Story,” “War of the Planet of the Apes,” and “Dunkirk,” and as of this weekend we can officially add “Good Time” to the roster. The Safdie Brothers’ wild New York City drama features original music from Oneohtrix Point Never, and it’s so effective in building the movie’s sense of unpredictable danger that even listening to it without the film is an anxiety-inducing experience.

Read More:Why the Safdie Brothers Decided to Put Robert Pattinson in Their Gritty World of New York Amateurs

Good Time” stars Robert Pattinson as Constantine “Connie” Nikas, a small town criminal who embarks on a dangerous journey to get his brother out of jail after a bank robbery goes wrong. The supporting cast includes Benny SafdieBarkhad Abdi and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The movie premiered to acclaim at Cannes, where IndieWire called »

- Zack Sharf

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Jeff Bridges Nurtures ‘The Only Living Boy in New York’; Robert Pattinson Has ‘Good Time’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

10 August 2017 11:03 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Behind hooligan make-up, Robert Pattinson plays a New York low-life in the Safdie Brothers' latest film Good Time, which A24 is opening this weekend. Pattinson received rave reviews for his turn in the Cannes competition title, which also stars Oscar-nominees Jennifer Jason Leigh and Barkhad Abdi. The film along with Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions' The Only Living Boy in New York starring Callum Turner, Jeff Bridges, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan and Cynthia Nixon… »

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'Good Time': How Two Brothers Scuzzed Up Robert Pattinson and Made a Gritty Classic

9 August 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Robert Pattinson can't explain it – he just knew.

It was early 2015, and the Twilight star was now three years removed from Edward Cullen, the iconic vampire heartthrob who made the British actor's name but had also painted him into a corner. Looking to break free, the then-29-year-old star began seeking out daring dramas and working with filmmakers like David Cronenberg, David Michôd, Werner Herzog and James Gray. He was determined to prove that he wasn't just a Ya pinup. And in the midst of that reinvention, Pattinson stumbled upon »

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Robert Pattinson: ‘Good Time’ ‘Helped Me Become a Better Actor’

9 August 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert Pattinson is earning rave reviews for his intense and electrifying performance in A24’s crime thriller, “Good Time.” Under the helm of directors and brothers Josh and Benny Safdie, the “Twilight” star hides his dashing good looks to portray a grimy, bleached blond, goatee-sporting, crook from Queens, New York, who embarks on a mission to bail his mentally impaired brother (played by co-director Benny) out of prison after a failed robbery attempt. While taking on the demanding role, Pattinson said the experience has helped him mature into a commanding actor.

“I think I’m more confident now; this was a challenging role and I learned a lot about my abilities as an actor,” Pattinson told Variety at the film’s New York premiere on Tuesday evening, held at the School of Visual Arts Theatre. “Every single time I get to do another movie, I get a little more confident. You »

- Paul Chi

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'Good Time' Review: Robert Pattinson Delivers the Performance of His Career

8 August 2017 11:37 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

By now, Robert Pattinson shouldn't have to prove he can act. Cosmopolis, The Rover, Maps to the Stars and The Lost City of Z – they all show that his brooding Twilight days have passed into teen-movie myth. But if doubters still need proof, check out the Pattinson tour de force in Good Time. The title makes the movie sound like a romp. Instead, it's a hellish ride through a New York night. As directed by the Safdie brothers, Josh and Benny, the movie rips through 100 minutes of screen time like Wile E. »

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Good Time Movie Review

6 August 2017 9:05 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Good Time Director: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie Written by: Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie Cast: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi, Buddy Duress Screened at: Park Ave., NYC, 7/13/17 Opens: August 11, 2017 There are moments that Robert Pattinson, even with a Trump-like blond dye-job on his voluminous hair, resembles Al Pacino in […]

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- Harvey Karten

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