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Nikolaj Arcel's The Dark Tower has released three new television spots promoting the western sci-fi thriller, and features new footage of the Gun Slinger and the Man in Black. The Dark Tower is Arcel's adaptation of Stephen King's popular book series of the same name and it will take place after the events of the last novel. The upcoming movie will offer a different turn of events for the Gunslinger, aka Roland, which Arcel says fans will recognize as a sequel to the events contained within the original saga.
The three new TV spots for The Dark Tower rely heavily on footage that was already released for the first trailer, but they do add additional scenes that are brand new. The first clip is trying to give new viewers a brief overview of what the Gunslinger is all about. The Gunslinger's mission is to kill the Man »
Author: Zehra Phelan
Three new atmospheric previews from Stephen King’s The Dark Tower have been unleashed delving into the world of our Gunslinger Knight Idris Elba, and the Man in Black, Matthew McConaughey, and his obsession with death.
Watch the full trailer for The Dark Tower here
Directed by A Royal Affair’s Nikolaj Arcel, The ambitious The Dark Tower has had a few hiccups getting off the ground with names coming and going and release dates pushed back but finally it’s all systems go in the film which stars Idris Elba as Roland Deschain – a gunslinger hero on a mission to save The Dark Tower against Matthew McConaughey’s evil Man in Black.
In the first clip below entitled Man in Black, you guessed it, focuses on McConaughey stating “The war is over my friend- everyone you have ever loved has died by my hand” With shots fired by Elba, »
- Zehra Phelan
On the eve of tomorrow’s grand trailer reveal, and following a Twitter exchange between leading stars Idris Elba and McConaughey – how wonderful is it that both tend to dip in and out of character when addressing one another online? – we now have our first official peek at Nikolaj Arcel’s wildly ambitious adaptation in motion.
Considering that the second teaser shifts the focus over to Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain (Aka The Gunslinger), this is very much Sony’s way of drawing the line between its two leading stars, with Elba hailing from the lighter side of the moral spectrum. By stark contrast, Matthew McConaughey’s Man in Black – a character that ought to be familiar to diehard Stephen King »
- Michael Briers
2 May 2017 9:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Man in Black is having a little fun ahead of the first trailer debut of The Dark Tower.
After a brief Twitter exchange between leading men Idris Elba (Roland Deschain) and Matthew McConaughey (The Man in Black), McConaughey has shared a snippet from the upcoming trailer, and revealed it will be released Wednesday.
"The war is over. You know what’s coming. the Tower will fall," says the Man in Black.
Soon after, Elba shared his own clip, complete with a special message book readers will know: "I do not kill with my gun. I kill with my heart."
Anticipation for a look at footage »
- Aaron Couch
One week a month, Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres. This week: With the Academy Awards a few days away, we look back at some of the unlikeliest Oscar nominees, picking a different major category every day.
The Red Balloon (1956)
From the mid-1950s through the early 1970s, Hollywood often looked to Europe (especially France and Italy) as the cutting edge of movie style. It was during this period that the award for Best Original Screenplay became an unofficial arthouse category at the Oscars, earning nominations and even wins for all sorts of movies whose modern equivalents one couldn’t imagine getting nominated today, like Blow-Up or any of the three Alain Resnais films that received nods in the 1960s: Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year At Marienbad, and the less famous La Guerre Est Finie. (What, no love for Muriel?) Federico Fellini and Ingmar Bergman »
- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
This week's episode of A&E's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath focused on the story of Aaron Smith-Levin, a Scientologist for 29 years who left the Church in 2014. Here are five things we learned from last night's show, courtesy of Mr. Smith-Levin's story.
1.Winning tax exemption from the Ira legitimized Scientology to some of its own followers
Like many longtime Church members, Smith-Levin joined as a child when his mother started taking courses and working for the organization. He told Remini that he distinctly remembers becoming actually invested »
‘Toni Erdmann’ (Courtesy: Tiff)
By: Carson Blackwelder
It’s not too often that foreign-language films get recognized for anything at the Oscars beyond the best foreign-language film category — but it does happen. And, believe it or not, it happens more for best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay than many other categories. A prime example of that is Toni Erdmann, Germany’s submission this year that is proving to be a cross-category threat, which could score a nomination — or a win — for its writing.
The story of Toni Erdmann — which has a solid Rotten Tomatoes score of 91% — follows a father who is trying to reconnect with his adult daughter after the death of his dog. It sounds simple enough but, of course, the two couldn’t be more unalike. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and where it won the Fipresci Prize. Since then, it »
- Carson Blackwelder
7 items from 2017
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