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The Dressmaker Trailer – Kate Winslet May Have Her Everything Role

23 hours ago

The Dressmaker is hitting on September 23rd, and if you haven’t heard much about it, make sure you put this one on your calendar.

The trailer will hopefully convince you on its own, possibly because of the cast, and possibly because of the quirky story, but if you aren’t immediately on board, don’t overlook the husband and wife writing/directing duo behind the camera.

Jocelyn Moorhouse directs from a script penned by her and her husband, P.J. Hogan, and you’re probably a fan of a fair amount of their work. The Dressmaker looks to be just the sort of film to capitalize on their talents.

Moorhouse doesn’t have a huge list of credits, but she did direct How to Make an American Quilt, which is a woefully undervalued film, especially if you look at specifically for the direction.

Hogan is much better known, writing and/or directing Muriel’s Wedding, »

- Marc Eastman

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Midnight Run (Collector’s Edition) Blu-Ray Review – Shout Select Release

24 August 2016 12:32 PM, PDT

Midnight Run is one of those rare movies that doesn’t exactly take the world by storm upon release, but still manages to influence the film world, and becomes a must-see classic.

It’s hard to believe that it was 1988 when the ‘buddy cop’ and ‘road trip’ genres got this refreshing revitalization, but the film holds up exceptionally well. It may have a few oddities for the latest generation, but nothing actually problematic, and the humor is timeless. It may have a slightly “awkwardly-80s” feel to it, but with minor adjustments it might have been made today.

De Niro’s effort here telegraphed a lot of the choices he made over the rest of his career, trying even almost 30 years ago to stay out of the pigeonhole. Meanwhile, Grodin has possibly his best role, and one that works so well with his ability to jump from deadpan to outlandish, »

- Marc Eastman

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La La Land Trailer Hits – You’re New Favorite Movie Is Here

23 August 2016 9:50 AM, PDT

They probably don’t know it yet, but a fairly significant percentage of movie fans are about to change their list of favorite films. On December 2nd (going wide on the 16th), a movie is heading to theaters that has the potential to move into a realm of its own, in much the way that Once simply changed the game.

La La Land follows a couple (Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone) that will at least make people take some notice, and they have proven they can deliver, but the real sell here is writer/director Damien Chazelle. Perhaps not the biggest sell in terms of rushing out to pre-order tickets, but the biggest sell in terms of expectations that this will be one of the best films of the year.

Chazelle may not have dozens of films behind him, but with Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, Grand Piano, »

- Marc Eastman

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Mechanic: Resurrection Releases New Clip & Jessica Alba Isn’t Backing Down To Statham

22 August 2016 7:11 PM, PDT

With Mechanic: Resurrection hitting this Friday, you might think you’ve seen all there is to see at this point, but the film has a new clip that kicks off the drama between stars Jason Statham and Jessica Alba in a rather surprising way.

Whether it is ultimately something that seems like a positive sign for the film, this might not be what you were expecting to see from Jessica Alba’s character, especially considering where Arthur Bishop (Statham) is, as a character, after the first film.

Plus, Tommy Lee Jones will be around, and after Jason Bourne (and several others), he’s almost carving a niche in high-octane efforts.

Check it out above, and let us know what you think about this one.

 

 

Arthur Bishop [Jason Statham] returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman [Jessica Alba] force him to »

- Marc Eastman

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