Week of   « Prev | Next »

19 articles


Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass Are Returning To The 'Bourne' Series

1 hour ago

Well, the writing has been on the wall for this one for a while. Latino Review reported a few months back that Matt Damon was circling a return to the ‘Bourne’ series. After all, the movie was suddenly delayed an entire year just a few months ago. Before the piece could get much traction, longtime ‘Bourne’ producer Frank Marshall poured water over the whole rumor. But there were reasons for that. For one, Jeremy Renner’s agents were blindsided by the news and nothing was signed or confirmed; Damon at the time was just open to the conversation. Marshall had to deny everything or upset a lot of people. Frankly, we’ve been hearing the same thing for months now (our ‘Bourne’ sources were the ones that helped us break the fact that Paul Greengrass was leaving the series way back when). Part of the delay was that Damon needed »

- Rodrigo Perez

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch: 47-Minute Criterion Doc On 'Rosemary's Baby' With Roman Polanski, Mia Farrow & Producer Robert Evans

3 hours ago

During this recently-produced documentary about the making of “Rosemary’s Baby," legendary producer, and proud wearer of oversized glasses, Robert Evans describes this seminal horror masterpiece as, “Not a horror film, but was." This assertion is key in fully appreciating "Rosemary’s Baby" during our current period of Adhd-addled horror cinema, where the target audience checks out if there isn’t a cheap jump scare at least twice a minute. "Rosemary’s Baby" relies on an ever-escalating atmosphere of fear and unease as director Roman Polanski pulls the audience into the world of the film and the collapsing mind of its protagonist so patiently and assuredly that by the time we reach the insane climax, it all feels oddly familiar, which is where its true terror derives from. Before its release in 1968, audiences could build a mental wall between the obviously fantastical locations and schlocky characters of a horror film and their own lives. »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

Permalink | Report a problem


A Completely Necessary Remake Of 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' From The Director Of 'Oculus'

3 hours ago

One year after "Scream" picked apart horror movie conventions in 1996, audiences were treated to "I Know What You Did Last Summer," a more straight ahead, but still self-aware, genre entry that was probably better than it had any right to be. It had beautiful young people (Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr.—oh, the '90s),  a goofy premise and was executed with just the right amount cheese. Moreover, it spawned two sequels, so yes, it has franchise appeal, and so here we are with a reboot. Sony will once again uncover deep dark secrets with terror-filled consequences, as they've hired "Oculus" co-writer and director Mike Flanagan to takes audiences to 'Last 'Summer' once again. Deadline says Flanagan and co-writer Jeff Howard will adapt from the source material, the 1973 book by Lois Duncan, but let's not pretend that matters a whole bunch. This about four teens who accidentally kill someone, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


Still Waiting For That 'Inherent Vice' Trailer? Here's An 8-Minute Tribute To The Films Of Paul Thomas Anderson

4 hours ago

Fans of Paul Thomas Anderson, easily one of the most important contemporary American directors, have a lot to be excited about this fall. Those with a New York zip code might be able to check out his new psychedelic-noir project “Inherent Vice," based on Thomas Pynchon’s novel and starring recent Anderson favorite Joaquin Phoenix as a drug-fueled private eye, when it premieres as the centerpiece during the New York Film Festival. The rest of us will have to wait a couple months in excruciating anticipation until Warner Bros. releases it in select theaters on December 12th, before it goes wide from there on January 9, 2015. Until fans get their brand spanking new Anderson fix (or even the whisper of a trailer), here's an eight-minute tribute to his oeuvre by Vimeo user Daniel Silva to perhaps remind everyone just how much he developed as a versatile filmmaker over the course of only six features. »

- Oktay Ege Kozak

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch: Jason Schwartzman Is A Cruel, Miserable Person In New Trailer For 'Listen Up Philip'

4 hours ago

Philip is talented, successful, arrogant and kind of an asshole. However, when played by Jason Schwartzman, you'll still want to hang out with guy even if he drives you nuts. And that's the beauty of Alex Ross Perry's "Listen Up Philip," an acerbic, acidic look at creative types and their selfish obsessions. Joining Schwartzman is a great ensemble cast, including Elisabeth Moss as his slowly-losing-patience girlfriend, Jonathan Pryce as his Gore Vidal-like mentor, and Krysten Ritter, Eric BogosianJess Weixler and Dree Hemingway, in a movie that we've loved to pieces. Our own review out of Sundance called it "riotously funny," while we logged the movie on our Best Films Of 2014 So Far and Best Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival lists respectively. This new trailer highlights that, for all sourness of the main character, there is also a light, Woody Allen-esque tone as well. "Listen Up Philip" arrives on October 17th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


'The Guest' Director Adam Wingard To Remake Kim Jee-woon's 'I Saw The Devil'

5 hours ago

Last year, not long after Spike Lee's "Oldboy" redo was released to a critical skewering, while being roundly ignored by audiences, it was announced that Kim Jee-woon's brutal, bleak "I Saw The Devil" was the next South Korean film to head through Hollywood's remake grinder. We weren't exactly pleased by the news, but now we have a little more faith that his might have a chance of making the difficult international crossover, thanks to the man being chosen guide it. The Wrap reports that "The Guest" duo—writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard—will reteam to take on the bloody chiller. The original film follows a special agent who seeks revenge after his pregnant fiancé is murdered by a vicious, monstrous serial killer (played by "Oldboy" star Choi Min-Sik). When the legal system can't contain the killer, the agent seeks out vigilante justice, and the pair begin »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscar Buzz: In Defense Of The Awards Season

5 hours ago

Venice, Telluride and Toronto are done for another year, and that means we’re firmly in the grip of what’s come to be known as awards season. Running a frankly ridiculous six months (it normally begins with the kicking-off of the Venice Film Festival, when a major movie like “Birdman” or “Gravity” gets its first airing), to Oscar night at the end of February (the 22nd, in 2015), and dominating much of the conversation in the movie world throughout that time, it’s no wonder that many approach this time of year with a heavy heart. The self-congratulation, the red carpet glossiness, the overlooking of tons of rewarding work, and many similar complaints begin as soon as the major contenders begin to land on the festival circuit. Indeed, within the echo chambers resonating through bars at film festivals and the movie twittersphere, it sometimes feels like pretty much everyone hates awards season, »

- Oliver Lyttelton

Permalink | Report a problem


Contest: Win Documentary 'For No Good Reason' On Blu-ray Plus Poster Signed By Ralph Steadman

6 hours ago

You may not know his name, but you know his style at first glance. Ralph Steadman most famously brought vivid life to the covers of books by gonzo writer Hunter S. Thompson like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72", illustrated editions of classic books like "Treasure Island," "Animal Farm" and "Fahrenheit 451," and in so doing influenced a generation of artists. Steadman is now this subject of a documentary, "For No Good Reason," and we've got some copies on Blu-ray for some lucky readers and one pretty great grand prize. But first here's a synopsis of what the movie is all about:  Made over 15 years, Charlie Paul’s For No Good Reason explores the connection between life and art – through the eyes of seminal British artist Ralph Steadman, who gained fame during the crazy ’70s for his illustrations that accompanied the writings of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, »

- Edward Davis

Permalink | Report a problem


First Look: Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea'

6 hours ago

It looks like there are now two Angelina Jolie Oscar campaigns we have to think about.  There's her WWII survivor story "Unbroken" coming in December, but the actress/director/screenwriter is already at work on her next movie "By The Sea," co-starring new husband Brad Pitt. And after only a week of shooting, the first images have arrived. And even more, there are some plot details as well. Here's the synopsis via EW:  Set in France during the mid-1970s, Jolie plays Vanessa, a former dancer, and Pitt is her husband Roland, an American writer. As they travel the country together, they seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper (War Horse and A Prophet‘s Niels Arestrup, pictured below) and hotel owner (Richard Bohringer, The Cook, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch: First Clip And Lots Of New Pics From 'Dracula Untold' Starring Luke Evans

7 hours ago

Can you feel the intensity? Can you feel the horror? Can you feel the drama? Can you feel the rebootiness? Welcome to "Dracula Untold," with the emphasis on the last word, because this is the bloodsucker epic you haven't seen, and Universal hopes that this new take on Vlad will kick off a new franchise. Set to open next month, the promo machine is rolling with a first clip (via Metro) and a new TV spot. The sequence highlights the uselessness of monsters in a world where men no longer fear each other, which is actually a pretty compelling idea. So snark aside, here's hoping director Gary Shore delivers some thematic potential in this movie, which sees Vlad make a deal with the devil to spare his son from an oncoming war but at a very high cost. "Dracula Untold" arrives on October 10th. Check out the clip and TV spot below, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


The Best, Worst And Most Disappointing Films Of The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival

7 hours ago

With literally hundreds of movies to choose from, the Toronto International Film Festival is a both a cinephile's dream and nightmare, as almost every taste is catered to. If you want to check out the movies that will dominate the awards season conversation, Tiff fits the bill. If you’re eager to explore world cinema, there’s plenty to choose from. If you want to be adventurous and seek out movies featuring rising talent both in front and behind the camera, a dive into the programming will keep you satisfied. And if you want straight up thrills, Midnight Madness will get your pulse racing. Although it can be overwhelming, Tiff is a movie lover's paradise. And so it goes with our coverage this year, which saw our team checking out some of the most anticipated, buzzed about films, as well as smaller fare that might have flown under the radar. »

- The Playlist Staff

Permalink | Report a problem


Interview: Bill Hader Talks ‘The Skeleton Twins,’ Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’, And His Top 200 Comedy Films

8 hours ago

Two films released over the weekend, “The Skeleton Twins” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them" feature actor, writer, and “Saturday Night Live” alum Bill Hader shifting towards dramatic material. The occasion may have been expected —“SNL” cast members have long attempted drama, with mixed results— but to follow that view is to lose sight of the incredible range, dramatic or otherwise, that Hader possesses. A skilled writer and performer on projects like “Superbad," “South Park," and “Hot Rod," voice roles in two of Pixar’s upcoming films (“The Good Dinosaur” and “Inside Out”), a lifelong passion for cinema evidenced through programming for Turner Classic Movies —Hader remains a reliable collaborator in whatever he tackles, and in director Craig Johnson’s “The Skeleton Twins” he paired with his longtime comedic partner Kristen Wiig (review here). In Johnson and writer Mark Heyman’s film, which picked up a Best Screenwriting award at. »

- Charlie Schmidlin

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch: The Rebels Fight Against The Empire In New Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’

9 hours ago

''It's a very confusing, conflicted, complicated time for Katniss,'' Francis Lawrence told EW earlier this year, and he should know: the filmmaker also helmed 2013's “Catching Fire.” ''She's distraught, confused, angry.'' What’s Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) upset about? Well, at the end of the last “Hunger Games” movie she was rescued from a secret rebel alliance that left her Bff Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) for dead. For two, she was duped by Plutarch Heavensbee (the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) who couldn’t let her in on their clandestine plan until the absolutely right opportunity. And lastly, in the third ‘Hunger Games’ movie, “Mockingjay— Part 1” she has to become a rebel leader, much to her own angst, chagrin and reluctance. How is the final book “The Hunger Games” series being chaptered up and split in half? At what point does the narrative break into two movies? »

- Edward Davis

Permalink | Report a problem


Richard Linklater Starts Casting 'Dazed & Confused' Spiritual Sequel 'That's What I'm Talking About'

9 hours ago

Almost as long in the works as his critically acclaimed "Boyhood," for years Richard Linklater has been developing or talking about this spiritual sequel to 1993's "Dazed And Confused." Not a straight followup to the coming-of-age classic, "That's What I'm Talking About" tweaks the formula a bit, and focuses on a new group of kids in a slightly different era. Instead of focusing on the end of an era, it will center on the start of something new, with the story about college freshman who are trying to make the baseball team. And Linklater has now started the casting process. Deadline reports that offers are out to rising names Blake Jenner (aka Ryder Lynn on "Glee"), Tyler Hoechlin (star of "Teen Wolf"), and Wyatt Russell ("22 Jump Street"). There's not many other details, but the trio, if scheduling and contracts work out, would be the leading men of the '80s-set film. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


Tiff Review: 'Kill Me Three Times' Starring Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth And More

9 hours ago

Here’s a suggestion for Kriv Stenders, director of the flagrantly messy “Kill Me Three Times”: don’t be so kind to first-time screenwriters. As our thoughts wrestle over who to chastise for this incomprehensibly cluttered picture, it can either be James MacFarland for his first screenplay or Stenders for not using the experience he has from his more compelling movies (“Red Dog,” “Boxing Day”) to take control of the situation. As it stands, they are both culprits for making “Kill Me Three Times” feel artificial in every possible way, despite having Simon Pegg along for the ride. If it were funnier, perhaps the trite action and insipid characters could be excused, but it isn’t nearly funny enough for that. “Fuck me,” says Pegg’s Charlie Wolfe in the opening voice-over, as an aerial shot of a gorgeous Australian beach comes into view. It’s the very first dialogue spoken in the film, »

- Nikola Grozdanovic

Permalink | Report a problem


David Fincher Says Differences Over Casting And Disney's Corporate Culture Stalled '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'

10 hours ago

Had things turned out differently, it wouldn't be "Gone Girl" hitting theaters in a couple of weeks. For a moment, it looked like David Fincher would be going blockbuster, directing Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea." Fincher had done location scouting in Australia in 2012, and in the spring of 2013, the government had gone ahead and approved tax rebates and refunds for the production. However, one holdup remained: casting. Fincher had sought his "Fight Club" and "Se7en" star Brad Pitt, but he passed on the movie, while the director also had his eye on Channing Tatum. Meanwhile, the studio was keen on Chris Hemsworth. And it seems the filmmaker and studio could never get on the same page about who should star. In an interview with Little White Lies (via Brad Pitt Online), the director discusses the roadblocks that prevented him from making the underwater adventure movie. "You get over $200 million — all motion picture companies. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch: Rachelle Lefevre Gets Scammed In Clip From Thriller 'Reclaim'

11 hours ago

The saying goes that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and for an American couple looking to adopt a child from abroad, that couldn't be more true in this upcoming thriller. "Reclaim" hits theaters soon, and today we have an exclusive clip that takes you into a world where a dream of starting a family soon becomes a nightmare to stay alive. Starring John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre, Briana Roy, Veronica Faye Foo, Luis Guzman and Jacki Weaver, and directed by Alan White, the story centers on would-be parents who look to expose a scam that has thrown a wrench in their dreams of adopting a child. But it's a decision that will put them in harm's way. And as you'll see in this clip, the local officials aren't much help, taking a somewhat cold-blooded buyer beware attitude. "Reclaim" arrives in theaters and on VOD on September 19th. »

- Edward Davis

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch: Tom Hardy Gets His Beard On In New Trailer For 'Peaky Blinders' Season 2

11 hours ago

One of our Most Anticipated TV Shows For The Rest Of 2014, "Peaky Blinders" will be notable for those new to the series for bringing together Christopher Nolan's Scarecrow and Bane, aka Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. It's also notable for being a slightly under-the-radar show, at least stateside, that boasts a similar "Boardwalk Empire"-style vibe about the rise of the titular gang as they and amass power and avoid the long arm of the law. And the new trailer for season two might be enough to have you binge on season one. Yes, Hardy has taken a role in the second season and gone all beardy with it, and while the teaser shamelessly borrows the music used in all the promos for "True Detective," hey, whatever works, right? As for plot details, they seem to be hard to come by at this point, but just know that Steven Knight ("Locke, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

Permalink | Report a problem


Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 5, Episode 2 ‘The Good Listener’

11 hours ago

“How do you do it? Work with people you can’t trust,” Nucky Thompson sneers disdainfully at an adversary. If criminals used to live by certain values in America, those codes are quickly eroding during the Depression. One might argue allegiances were never a sure thing in the criminal underworld, and in the universe of “Boardwalk Empire,” loyalties are ever changing. Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) discovers this rather quickly when he arrives back in New York from Havana, having just narrowly escaped an assassination attempt. But from whom and why? Thompson’s got his ideas, but he wants to he wants to see the playing field with the lights on before he makes any hasty decisions. But first, in Chicago, trouble is brewing. Wondering where Eli Thompson (Shea Whigham) has been? Pretty much right where he left off in season four, only much worse for wear. After killing undercover FBI »

- Rodrigo Perez

Permalink | Report a problem


19 articles



IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners