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There’s no waffling about the first trailer for FX’s sophomore season of “Fargo”: This is a deal of a crime scene.
The new season of the miniseries is set in 1979 and follows Patrick Wilson and Ted Danson’s cops Lou Solverson and Hank Larsson as they begin to investigate what appears to be a murder at a diner named for the patterned breakfast food. Along the way, they’ll have encounters with a mustache-free and conspiracy-minded character played by Nick Offerman and a formidable foe in the form of a matriarch played by Jean Smart.
The sequence of events will eventually lead to Wilson’s character becoming the diner-owning Lou Solverson whom Keith Carradine portrayed in the miniseries’ first season.
“If you were paying attention in season one, you know we made a lot of references to Sioux Falls, and that was deliberate; that wasn’t an accident, »
- Whitney Friedlander
Either I’ve been staying on top of my homework or 2015 has been an exceptionally strong year for film scores already. From blockbuster disappointments to indie oddities and mindless action sequels, film music has once again shown it can transcend its respective dreck just as much as it can enhance the cinematic experience. With film festival season on the horizon, let’s check in with the best movie music of the year:
Neil Blomkamp’s movies seem to be getting worse, but Hans Zimmer’s sensibilities are getting more exotic and daring. Course-correcting from the massive publicity stunt that was The Amazing Spider-man 2, the master of bombast continues to experiment with digital textures, recruiting pupils Kawczyksnki and Mazzaro for a score that humanizes and contextualizes the childish perspective of its Robocop with a heart of gold.
“It’s a Dangerous City” introduces »
- David Klein
It's something of a crime that the great Carter Burwell has never won an Oscar, let alone been nominated, because it's hard to imagine some of the movies he's worked on without his musical touch. He's done memorable work for the Coen Brothers in films like "Fargo" and "Miller's Crossing," and his talents run wide, working on everything from Spike Jonze's singular "Where The Wild Things Are" to blockbuster "The Twilight Saga — Breaking Dawn." And his latest effort is another move in an interesting direction with Bill Condon's "Mr. Holmes." Led by Ian McKellen as the famed detective, the story follows the elderly crime solver who embarks on a mission to solve one last case. It's a journey that will see him confront issues of memory, aging, and legacy. And as you'll hear below in this exclusive preview, Burwell brings a sensitive touch with his compositions for the movie. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Some pretty big additions to the fourth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles here - both in terms of characters and the actors that will be providing their voices. We have: David Tennant (Doctor Who) as Fugitoid (fan favourite android from another dimension), Peter Stormare (Constantine, Fargo) as Lord Dregg (space-villain bent on world domination), Michael Dorn (Star Trek The Next Generation) as Captain Mozar (Supereme Commander of the Triceratons), Lance Henriksen (Terminator, Aliens) as Zog (a Triceraton scout), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) as Armaggon (robotic bounty hunting shark), and finally Zelda Williams (The Legend Of Korra) as Mona Lisa (amphibious friend of the Turtles). Tmnt returns with 20 all-new episodes this Fall. Returning will be: Seth Green (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O'Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter), Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder), Josh Peck (Casey Jones) and Corey Feldman (Slash). »
The first trailer for “Fargo” season two has hit the web, showing Patrick Wilson’s state police officer Lou Solverson (whose older self was played by Keith Carradine in season one) lamenting the moral breakdown of society amid a backdrop of shootings, beatings and donut eating.
Rounding out the main cast are Ted Danson and Jean Smart, with stars including Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Campbell, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, Keir O’Donnell, Kieran Culkin, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Hogan, Cristin Milioti and Adam Arkin also set to recur.
Season two takes place in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Luverne, Minnesota, and will follow the investigation into the local mob, a crime syndicate and Lou’s assignment to »
- Laura Prudom
Tennant will be voicing Fugitoid. Previously, the Fugitoid has been the robot version of scientist Professor Honeycutt, who is wanted by an army of Triceraton soldiers for refusing to allow them to use his inventions for warfare. Triceratons are dinosaur alien soldiers. Some of the original Ninja Turtles comics are a little strange. They’re pretty good though.
It seems likely that we’ll see something similar with the character here, as Aliens’ Lance Henrikson and Star Trek’s Michael Dorn were also revealed to have joined the show to voice Triceratons Zod and Captain Mozar respectively.
Respective onscreen stories involving aliens that don't come in peace and a horrific house arrest can soon be enjoyed at home via Scream Factory's July 7th Blu-ray releases of Alien Outpost and Dark Summer, and we've been provided with three copies of each movie to give away.
"2021: An invading race of aliens known as the Heavies are narrowly defeated in the First Earth War. But thousands of them were left behind as a new war on terror rages. In the aftermath, a series of remote operating bases are created to defend the planet. Three Seven is the deadliest, positioned in the most hostile place on Earth.
A documentary film crew is sent to record daily life in Outpost 37, where the men, led by hardened commander Captain Spears (Rick Ravanello, Dark Haul), are under constant enemy fire. When a member of the crew disappears during a Heavy ambush, »
- Derek Anderson
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team up in this comedy about a rich hedge-fund manager who is sentenced to San Quentin; desperate for tips on how to survive prison, he looks for help from a black businessman, assuming he'll know what to do. That's not racist at all! As it turns out, Hart's businessman has never even had a parking ticket, so it's the blind leading the blind. The Blu-ray has tons of extras, including an unrated cut of the film, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and these featurettes: "Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow," "Get Hard Line-o-Ramas," "The Kevin Hart Workout," "Face Off with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart," "-Ferrell Fighting," "A Date with John Mayer, »
- Gina Carbone
Season 2 of FX's hit "Fargo" is nearing, and the first teaser has just been released. The second season of the show, inspired by the Joel and Ethan Coen movie of the same name, will air in September. Read More: Ted Danson, Patrick Wilson Head to 'Fargo' Season 2 Sticking to the anthology format, the show will be moving back in time to the 1970s. Lou Solverson returns return (now played by Patrick Wilson instead of Keith Carradine), with the season focusing on the bloody events alluded to in Season 1. Alongside Wilson will be Kirsten Dunst, Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Jesse Plemons, Nick Offerman and Bruce Campbell (as Ronald Reagan, of course). The teaser offers little information, though does indicate that the new season won't be lacking in gunfire and snow. Watch it above. Read More: 'Fargo' Season 2 Adds Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons as Headliners »
- Ethan Sapienza
Sony Pictures Animation just dropped the trailer for the new Hotel Transylvania followup and it just so happens to be a winner. The first film was a blast fit for the family and it looks as though Hotel Transylvania 2 will keep all eyes glued to the tube as well. Check it out below The voice cast includes Adam Sandler (50 First Dates) Kevin James (Here Comes the Boom) Steve Buscemi (Fargo) Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers) Andy Samberg (Brooklyn NineNine) David Spade (Joe Dirt) Mel Brooks (Spaceballs) and KeeganMichael Key (Pitch Perfect 2). »
Last week brought us the first official trailer for Pixar's next film (following Inside/Out), The Good Dinosaur, and today Disney has revealed the film's voice cast, including Raymond Ochoa, Anna Paquin and many more. Come inside to check out the list!
When The Good Dinosaur was delayed by a year and a half (remember, this was supposed to hit in 2014 originally), lots of speculation abounded about whether or not the voice cast of the film would remain involved. Today brings the answer, as Disney/Pixar have revealed an all new cast for the upcoming film. Check it out.
Disney•Pixar’s upcoming movie “The Good Dinosaur” revealed its roster of voice talent today. “We were lucky to work with a number of incredible pros along the way and our story ultimately led us to this amazing and talented group,” said the first-time-feature-film director Peter Sohn. “We’re all taking this journey with Arlo, »
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Disney•Pixar’s upcoming movie The Good Dinosaur revealed its roster of voice talent today.
“We were lucky to work with a number of incredible pros along the way and our story ultimately led us to this amazing and talented group,” said the first-time-feature-film director Peter Sohn. “We’re all taking this journey with Arlo, and it’s been a privilege to see these performers bring our characters to life.”
Raymond Ochoa (NBC’s “The Night Shift,” TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”) provides the voice of an Apatosaurus named Arlo. Jeffrey Wright (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” – parts I & II, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) was tapped as the voice of Poppa, Arlo’s father. Steve Zahn (“Captain Fantastic,” “Ridiculous Six,” “Rescue Dawn,” “Mad Dogs”) provides the voice of a pterodactyl named Thunderclap. Aj Buckley (TNT’s “Murder in the First,” FX’s “Justified”) voices a T-Rex called Nash. »
- Michelle McCue
Disney•Pixar’s upcoming movie “The Good Dinosaur” revealed its roster of voice talent today. “We were lucky to work with a number of incredible pros along the way and our story ultimately led us to this amazing and talented group,” said the first-time-feature-film director Peter Sohn. “We’re all taking this journey with Arlo, and it’s been a privilege to see these performers bring our characters to life.” · Raymond Ochoa (NBC’s “The Night Shift,” TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”) provides the voice of an Apatosaurus named Arlo. · Jeffrey Wright (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” – parts I & II, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) was tapped as the voice of Poppa, Arlo’s father. · Steve Zahn (“Captain Fantastic,” “Ridiculous Six,” “Rescue Dawn,” “Mad Dogs”) provides the voice of a pterodactyl named Thunderclap. · Aj Buckley (TNT’s “Murder in the First,” FX’s “Justified”) voices a T-Rex called Nash. »
Disney and Pixar have announced the full voice cast and character list for their upcoming feature "The Good Dinosaur" with an impressive array of talent providing the prehistoric characters with their personalities. The list includes:
Marcus Scribner (“black•ish”) as Arlo’s brother Buck.
This is quite a change from the previous line-up which included John Lithgow, »
- Garth Franklin
Let’s just face it: Scream Factory’s insane amount of releases aren’t about to slow down anytime soon, and well, I think I speak for most horror fans when I say that that’s something to celebrate. Not only are they continually putting out great Bluray releases of older and almost forgotten titles like their Tentacles/Reptilicus, but the Collector’s Editions like the recently announced People Under The Stairs and I, Madman releases are definitely ones to celebrate.
In case you fright fanatics haven’t been paying attention or just haven’t gotten around to checking out some of the oncoming onslaught of titles, here are a few that are quite exciting for us at Icons of Fright. Read on!
It’s angry. It’s hungry. It’s extremely well-armed and it’s descending on a small seaside town to sample the local cuisine! »
- Jerry Smith
Late on a Friday and Dreamworks Pictures/ Fox 2000 have released the very first trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming thriller Bridge Of Spies, which reunites the legendary director with The Terminal star Tom Hanks.
The film doesn’t open until October, and is probably going to be with us for next year’s awards season judging by the trailer. Pretty meaty stuff. The script for the film is written by British playwrite Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen (Fargo, O’Brother Where Art Thou).
We’ve got the first poster (above), and you can watch the trailer after the official synopsis below. Catch Bridge of Spies in cinemas from October 16th.
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of »
- Paul Heath
Picking the best movies that come out in any given year is no easy feat. With over 800 movies released theatrically, there’s plenty to digest. As we reach the halfway point of the year, we decided to publish a list of our favourite movies thus far, in hopes that our readers can catch up on some of the films they might have missed out on. Below, you shall find the list of the top 30 films of 2015 to date, a list that ranges from independent horror films to documentary to foreign films and so much more. Here is part one of our three part list.
Effective time travel films must be able to set clear, established rules and be a means of achieving greater, emotional weight . Without the two, a film can be eviscerated by plot holes or become an unruly, empty spectacle. Predestination, an adaptation of an Robert A. Heinlein’s short story, »
With Harrison Ford back as Rick Deckard, Denis Villeneuve in the director's chair, and Ryan Gosling eyeing a key role, the Blade Runner sequel was already in good hands, but now fans have another big reason to get excited, as it was recently announced that cinematographer Roger Deakins joined the film's crew:
Press Release (via The Playlist) -- "Los Angeles, CA, May, 20, 2015 – Twelve-time Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will join director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) on Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to Blade Runner, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Deakins, who will be presented with the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography Award at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22 reteams with Villeneuve on what will be their third feature collaboration, havingpreviously worked together on Alcon’s Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal as well as Villeneuve’s upcoming film Sicario, a drug-trafficking drama starring Emily Blunt, »
- Derek Anderson
PS4 exclusive scare ‘em up, Until Dawn, will be released on Tuesday August 25th in the Us, with the European release following a few days later on the 28th. Little has been revealed regarding Supermassive Games’ PS4 exclusive lately, but PlayStation Blog has today dropped the release dates, as well as a few more juicy pieces of information.
Most exciting (for me, anyway) is the news that Peter Stormare has officially joined the cast for the game. You might remember Mr. Stormare from his roles in Jurassic Park: The Lost World (he was a bad guy), Fargo (he was a bad guy), Arrow (he was a bad guy), and The Big Lebowski (he was a nihilist, and they don’t care about anything). One of the great character actors of our time, Peter Stormare will surely be an interesting addition to the cast. And probably a bad guy. Featuring »
- John Cal McCormick
The Cannes Film Festival is the most prestigious film festival in the world, and its top prize, the Palme d’Or, is film's highest honor. Consequently, people have really fervid feelings about what they think should win. Regardless of which film takes whichever award, it’s usually controversial. This year, the main competition jury, considered by some to be one of the best juries in the festival’s long, illustrious history, was headed by Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski), and featured Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Jake Gyllenhaal, Xavier Dolan (Mommy), Sophie Marceau, Rossy de Palma, Rokia Traoré, and Sienna Miller. Here are the films that won at this year’s Cannes, as reported by Indiewire. Let the angry think pieces commence.Palme d'Or: Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard Grand Prix: Son of Saul, directed by Laszlo Nemes Best Director: Hou Hsiao »
- Greg Cwik
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