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Faint echoes of decades-old thrillers as diverse as “Fatal Attraction” and “Presumed Innocent” abound through “Misconduct,” a flagrantly derivative but modestly diverting drama of the sort that once claimed acres of shelf space at Blockbuster outlets. Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino saunter through the proceedings while picking up easy paychecks and providing marquee allure, but it’s up to the top-billed Josh Duhamel to do most of the heavy lifting in this neo-noir scenario about an ambitious lawyer who bends the rules during litigation against a corrupt pharmaceutical tycoon, only to become entangled in at least two conspiracies. Limited theatrical play will be a mere formality, as is usually the case for such VOD-ready fare.
Duhamel plays Ben Cahill, a corner-cutting up-and-comer at a New Orleans law firm who’s worried about his wife, Charlotte (Alice Eve), a registered nurse who recently suffered a miscarriage, and now appears to be channeling her grief into workaholism. »
- Joe Leydon
Written and illustrated by some of comics' best, Independence Day #3 will be available courtesy of Titan Comics on April 13th. Also: Convergence release information, Telluride Horror Show's call for submissions, a Director's Cut trailer, details on the Life Tracker Blu-ray / DVD, and a look at the covers for Killbox.
Independence Day #3: "Written by Victor Gischler (Batman, Deadpool) with art by Steve Scott (Batman, Wolverine). Cover A features art by Staz Johnson (Wolverine, New X-Men) and Cover B is by Edgar Salazar (Justice League, Red Sonja).
Writer: Victor Gischler
Artist: Steve Scott
Cover A: Staz Johnson - Previews Code FEB161803
Cover B: Edgar Salazar - Previews Code FEB161804
Publisher: Titan Comics
Page Count: 32 Pp
Onsale Date: April 13th, 2016
Tensions arise aboard the sub as specimens are shipped back for study. Meanwhile, Adams and co. get to grips with their extraterrestrial armaments and discover the real motivation behind the alien crash. »
- Tamika Jones
All caught up with our top 50 films of 2015? It’s now time to look to the new year, and, ahead of our 100 most-anticipated films, we’re highlighting 50 titles we’ve enjoyed on the festival circuit this last year (and beyond) that will likely see a release in 2016. While the first batch have confirmed dates all the way through the summer, we’ve also included a handful that are awaiting a date and some we’re hopeful will get a release by year’s end pending acquisition. U.S. distributors: take note!
We’ve stuck to just 50 here, but we’ve also seen many other notable releases over the next twelve months that we were more mixed on (or worse). There’s The Benefactor, Mojave, Southbound, Remember, and Too Late this winter, as well as Hello, My Name is Doris, Green Room, Miles Ahead, I Saw the Light, The Bronze, Evolution, »
- TFS Staff
“The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” kept their industry awards streaks alive Wednesday with nominations from the American Society of Cinematographers. Both films have also been recognized by the Screen Actors Guild, American Cinema Editors, Art Directors Guild and Producers Guild of America this year.
The nominations mark, respectively, Emmanuel Lubezki’s sixth and John Seale’s fifth from the group to date. Lubezki has won four Asc awards, for “Children of Men,” “The Tree of Life,” “Gravity” and “Birdman.” He won back-to-back Oscars for the latter two. Seale won both the Asc prize and the Oscar for “The English Patient.”
- Kristopher Tapley
Kodak has unveiled a prototype of a new Super 8 camera as part of the company’s efforts to revive the 50-year old film format.
On display at CES in Las Vegas this week, the camera (pictured) “combines the classic features of a Super 8 with digital functionality,” Kodak said.
The camera unveiling is the first stage of Kodak’s ‘Super 8 Revival Initiative’ which Eastman Kodak chief executive Jeff Clarke described as “an ecosystem for film” that will include the launch of more cameras, film development services and post production tools.
The original Kodak Super 8 camera was introduced in 1965.
Kodak worked with designer »
Once you’ve caught up with our 50 favorite films of last year, it’s time to look towards 2016. While our comprehensive previews will be arriving shortly, today we’ll take a look at the month of January. This is usually a dumping ground for Hollywood, and although there are a few bigger titles that have our curiosity, it’s mostly festival hold-overs from 2015 that are the essential watches.
It should be noted that many of the best films of 2015 — including Carol, Anomalisa, 45 Years, Arabian Nights, Mustang, and Son of Saul — will be expanding throughout the month, so check your local theater listings. A restoration of Orson Welles’ Chimes at Midnight will also be touring the country, and there’s a limited NYC run of Studio Ghibli’s Only Yesterday; both should certainly take priority over anything below.
- Jordan Raup
6 items from 2016
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