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Sin City: A Dame To Kill Trailer
3 hours ago
The cast includes a whopping Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Julia Garner, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Stacey Keach.
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 grou [Continued ...] »
What is Enemy Really About? [Video]
9 hours ago
We don't usually post featurettes for films but I feel so strongly about the power of Denis Villeneuve's Enemy (review) that I'll seize any opportunity to plug the movie, especially an opportunity like this one in which the director, cinematographer and actors divulge what they interpret the movie to be about.
This short clip is completely spoiler free and it's interesting to note that everyone involved seems to take something a little different from the story and the process of collaboration that resulted in the final product, a movie which is likely one of the best of 2014.
Enemy is now exclusively available on DirecTV and opens theatrically on March 14. If you have the opportun [Continued ...] »
Snowpiercer Is Finally Coming
6 March 2014 4:31 PM, PST
At this point, it seems like either a miracle or a dream that Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer is actually opening theatrically. There have been nothing but problems with the movie's release since we learned that The Weinstein Company had plans to cut and edit Joon-ho's movie and for a while there, it looked unlikely we'd be able to see the movie in any form never mind as Joon-ho intended. Thankfully, the parties involved finally came to an understanding last month and rather than a full blown, big summer release, TWC agreed to release the full cut of the movie but in a limited capacity.
What that means for us: Snowpiercer will open in limited release on June 27. As for those who don't live in areas friendly to limited releases (read: most of the country), the movie will likely [Continued ...] »
Fassbender Flexes Comedy Muscle In Frank [Trailer]
6 March 2014 4:05 PM, PST
It's odd how things come together. A while back there was news that Michael Fassbender was in a new black comedy where he plays the titular Frank, a musician who wears a head he never takes off. It seemed weird but it's a movie; strangeness is somewhat expected. So imagine my surprise while watching Filth (which, by the way, is very good) to come across the same head featured in Lenny Abrahamson's Frank. What the hell!?
Turns out Frank Sidebottom is really a thing, or more accurately, the persona of musician and comedian Christopher Mark Sievey. What, if anything, that has to do with Abrahamson's movie about a dude that wears a replica of Frank's head and leads a band on the brink of success is not clear but then, I don't need it to be. It's Michael Fassbender. Need I say [Continued ...] »
Tribeca: First Look at Psychological Horror The Canal [Gallery]
6 March 2014 12:29 PM, PST
One of the movies I've been looking forward to since first hearing about it last year is Ivan Kavanagh's The Canal. The psychological thriller stars Rupert Evans as David, a cinema archivist who lives with his wife and their five year old son Billy.
But all is not well in David and Alice's life and he begins to suspect that his wife might be cheating. That suspicion arises at the same time that through his work, he discovers that their home is the site of a grizzly serious of murders by a man who killed his wife for being unfaithful and then proceeded to drown his children in a nearby canal. David stars to believe that the presence of this killer is haunting his family.
It sounds like a fairly standard haunting story but I really like Kavanagh's The Fading Light and exp [Continued ...] »
Tribeca: Mystery and Intrigue Lace Der Samurai [Trailer]
6 March 2014 11:09 AM, PST
The official story reads like this:
Jakob, a young policeman from a remote village in the middle of nowhere, finds his small world unhinged and shattered as one night an ominous, nameless stranger in a woman's dress emerges from the forest and commences a wave of destruction, descending on the quiet, unsuspecting town like a supernova of irrational violence.
Both appalled and drawn by the frightening young man and the very notion of his self-proclaimed mission to liberate people (incidentally and disconcertingly by cutting off their heads), Jakob propels himself for a psychological roller coaster of refle [Continued ...] »
Tribeca: First Look at Chupacabra in Indigenous [Gallery]
6 March 2014 10:45 AM, PST
A group of friends travel to Panama to reconnect and relax when they meet a local who offers to show them the real Panama. The set-up sounds a whole lot like Aftershock but I'm hoping that director Alastair Orr can deliver a more interesting, and frankly better made, tale of vacations gone wrong.
Indigenous follows the five friends into the jungle where their guide disappears and they quickly come to realize they are now prey for the blood sucking Chupacabra. Ah, jungle monsters. What more could you ask for?
Orr's movie will have it's world premiere at Tribeca and though there's nothing to be found as way of a trailer, we did manage to track down the first look at the supernatural creature and it looks pretty great.
This isn't Orr's first stab at horror either. A fe [Continued ...] »
The Apocalypse Hits in New Save the Children PSA [Video]
5 March 2014 2:33 PM, PST
It's not the first time we've seen a really well made public service announcement but it has been a while since one of note has emerged. Though this newly created PSA for Save the Children was designed to raise awareness and funding for Syrian children suffering from the fallout of war, it plays like a really effective apocalyptic short.
Conceived as a "second a day," the short cuts together one second clips from various days in a particularly bad year of Nadia's life and as the pretty little girl goes about her days, there are hints, first subtle and then far more obvious, that her perfect world is crumbling. What I find really interesting is that there appears to be little difference between war and what we expect the apocalypse [Continued ...] »
Honeymoon Gone Wrong [Trailer]
5 March 2014 2:10 PM, PST
The honeymoon. A time of celebration and happiness that is either full of relaxation or sight seeing. For Bea and Paul, honeymoon means spending time alone in a cabin, enjoying a few weeks of peace and quiet before starting their life together. Except when things stop being relaxing.
From the get go, the trailer for Leigh Janiak's directorial debut Honeymoon seems to be a little off kilter. The music is slow and moody and despite the light and lush surroundings, there's something eerie lurking just beyond the corner of the screen. It's a quiet affair, a trailer with very little dialogue but when Bea asks Paul an odd question, one I had to rewind the trailer three times to catch, you just know something's not quite right.
Beware of Stage Fright! [Trailer]
5 March 2014 10:57 AM, PST
A musical horror comedy? No, it's not a joke. Stage Fright is a real movie with a plot and stars and kids and killers and music.
The entire thing unfolds at a performing arts camp where a kitchen girl with big aspirations sneaks into the audition for the summer showcase in hopes of getting some training and one day following in her dead mother's footsteps and becoming a big Broadway star. Except that as the kids prepare for the showcase, complete with kabuki masks, a crazed killer stalks the camp and starts murdering children.
Admittedly, the thought of kids horribly dying in a movie is kind of awesome in a really bizarre and recently unseen sort of way and the fact that Meat Loaf stars as the theatre teacher is really badass but I didn't laugh once throughout the trailer and [Continued ...] »
Oculus: The Killer Mirror [Trailer]
5 March 2014 10:28 AM, PST
The first trailer for Mike Flanagan's Midnight Madness selected Oculus didn't do much to sell me on the movie. I was hopeful the trailer would provide some suggestion as to whether I might find it interesting or simply another forgettable entry into the very busy horror movie release schedule but it didn't do much to convince me either way (that, in and of itself, is likely the answer).
What's interesting here is that this new trailer for the movie feels like a completely different beast. Whereas the first trailer played a bit unconventionally, this one feels completely paint by numbers and that's not boding well for building excitement for a movie I was already on the fence about [Continued ...] »