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Set for it’s world premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, the first trailer for director Liv Ullman’s Miss Julie has arrived online.
Starring Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Colin Farrell (Phone Booth) and Samantha Morton (Minority Report), the film is based on the acclaimed play about a torrid love affair that crosses a forbidden class divide .
The official synopsis is: a country estate in Ireland in the 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, Miss Julie explores the brutal, charged power struggle between a young aristocratic woman and her father’s valet.
Distribution is still to be set for the film, but with it’s premiere set to spark lots of feverish activity, it surely won’t be long until it’s released across the globe.
- Scott Davis
Ethan Hawke stars in a really cool looking time travel thriller called Predestination. In the story he plays a “Temporal Agent,” who has pursued one criminal throughout his entire career. This looks like an intriguing story. It has a slight resemblance to the movie Minority Report, but it's different enough to be its own movie.
Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
There's no U.S. release date for the film yet. »
- Joey Paur
A Hard Day’s Night, 1964.
Directed by Richard Lester.
A look into the (hard) day and night adventures of The Beatles.
Many who haven’t yet seen A Hard Day’s Night will still be familiar with some of the 50 year-old tropes featured in the film. The opening alone has been parodied and referenced dozens of times (Austin Powers, for one) and many of people would have certainly heard at least one song off the soundtrack. The trouble is, many haven’t actually seen the film that houses all these wonderful pieces of pop culture. However, with the 50th anniversary rerelease, the opportunity to seek it out comes even easier, and more luxuriously, thanks to a beautifully remastered soundtrack and an incredibly crisp picture.
We follow the “Fab Four” on what it supposed to look »
- Gary Collinson
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Predestination, the time travel project that reteams Ethan Hawke with his Daybreakers directors The Spierig Brothers. The last update we got was that Hawke had finished the film about a year ago, then nothing. Then today we suddenly get a trailer for the film based on the 1959 Robert Heinlein short story “All You Zombies.” And that trailer looks pretty cool. It definitely seems like it mixes elements of Minority Report with elements of Looper, though the dating of its source material should clear up any claims of aping the latter. Sarah Snook looks like she’s being put to unique use as well, with a remarkable transformation at the trailer's halfway point. My only real concern here is that they're showing too much. Sony will be distributing the film in the U.S. but a release date hasn’t been announced at the moment. »
- Evan Dickson
What if you could catch bad guys ... before they did bad things?
That's the premise behind "Predestination," a film based on Robert Heinlein's 1959 short story "All You Zombies." Ethan Hawke stars as a "temporal agent" who uses time travel to right wrongs -- before they happen. Basically, it's part "Minority Report," part "Looper."
As he explains to a new recruit (Sarah Snook), "We prevent crime before it takes place." His main mission is to stop a mass murderer by the name of "The Fizzle Bomber."
The recently-released trailer hints at some mind-bending twists and Wtf-worthy moments. Unfortunately, we don't know when we'll get to unravel them, as there's no U.S. release date yet (it opens Aug. 28 in Australia).
- Kelly Woo
Back in 1964, the biggest band on the planet made their inaugural movie appearance with Richard Lester's Swinging Sixties caper A Hard Day's Night, a groundbreaking film that presented a typical day in the life of The Fab Four as they tried to outrun screaming fans, find Paul's mischievous grandfather, deal with a stressed TV producer and make it to the show on time. To celebrate the home entertainment release of A Hard Day's Night, we have Three Blu-ray copies to give away to fervent Beatles fans across the UK, generously offered up by the distributor of this brand new rereleased version Second Sight. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
I wonder would Ethan Hawke go back in time (if he could) and rethink his decision to sign on for Getaway. Maybe he will once he gets down with lots of time travelling as a “temporal agent” in Predestination. The first trailer has arrived and the movie looks like a combination of Minority Report, The Adjustment Bureau and Looper. No bad thing I guess, but the visuals of the movie don’t seem to be up to much. So far, Predestination has got some good word of mouth with a few reviews, but let’s see what happens when it goes on full release. I’m a sucker for time travel movies, but this just isn’t getting me excited at all. Maybe it’s just me, check out the trailer below and let us know what you think! The movie screened at South by Southwest back in March, and »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
The time traveling sci-fi thriller Predestination re-teams Daybreakers filmmakers Michael and Peter Spierig with Ethan Hawke in what looks to be a very solid movie. I was not expecting to enjoy this trailer this much and have since placed it on my must-see list for the year. It has touches of Looper, Minority Report and even Inception if I’m reaching; it also has its own slick style working for it as you will see. Here’s the synopsis followed by the trailer: »
- Graham McMorrow
Every few years we get a time travel movie. The last one of any note (that I can remember, at least) was Looper, which starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a man who ends up having to assassinate himself in the future. Now Ethan Hawke is taking a swing at the same subgenre with his role in Predestination.
The film features Hawke as a Temporal Agent – that is, the kind of law enforcement official who prevents crimes before they happen. He’s sent on a series of time-traveling journeys to ensure that his career carries on infinitely into the future. Now on his final assignment, he searches for the criminal that has escaped him throughout time.
The first trailer for Predestination shows us a good bit of time-jumping and tries most manfully to set up the premise of the film without giving the game away. There’s a lot of semi-recognizable time-travel mumbo jumbo, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Blending elements of Memento and Minority Report, Predestination finds Ethan Hawke as a temporal agent, traversing through time to eliminate crime before it happens. His last assignment, however, requires him to recruit his younger self and stop the one criminal he’s never caught.
Hawke previously worked with directors Michael and Peter Spierig on Daybreakers, a post-apocalyptic take on vampire mythology, and this project is a return to similarly high-concept material. Based on science fiction legend Robert A. Heinlein’s short story, All You Zombies (a line Hawke spouts mid-trailer), Predestination deals with everything from time paradoxes to, well, fate and predestination. »
- Jackson McHenry
"What if I could put him in front of you. The man who ruined your life." It's Minority Report meets Looper in the first trailer for the South by Southwest selected film Predestination. The film follows a temporal agent (Ethan Hawke, who worked with directors Michael & Peter Spierig in Daybreakers) who is tasked with preventing crime throughout time before it happens. But he's also a man who messes with time in order to make sure that his legacy and work in law enforcement lasts forever. But all that is threatened by the one criminal who has gotten away from him time and time again. This looks pretty damn cool. Watch! Here's the Australian trailer for Michael & Peter Spierig's Predestination from Pinnacle Film Sales: Predestination is written and directed by Michael & Peter Spiering (Daybreakers). The film chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series »
- Ethan Anderton
Week in Review rounds up the best of the rest of film and TV news hitting the web this week. Check out the rest of the Sos Blog for more news updates.
When Tommy Wiseau, the director of self-proclaimed masterpiece The Room (i.e. one of the best worst cult movies ever made), isn’t touring around college campuses and dodging chucked spoons at midnight screenings of his own film, or better yet, trying to play a video game, he’s presumably still out there being the auteur he thinks he is. Those desperate to know what he’d be up to next need wait no longer, as Wiseau has shared a clip from an upcoming sitcom he’s made called The Neighbors. Naturally, it looks awesome.
The clip for the show, as well as the show’s website, says it will premier on “Comedy.TV” this September. Except that might be a total lie, »
- Brian Welk
HBO is adapting Broadway play All the Way as a movie. Bryan Cranston, who won a Tony for his portrayal as President Lyndon Johnson, will reprise his role. The story follow Johnson in the year after Kennedy‘s assassination.
Dermot Mulroney has signed up for a story arc on Shameless as Fiona‘s latest suitor. While he’ll play a new character, TVLine describes him as basically replacing the character that was played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Former Daily Show showrunner Rory Albanese — who worked on the show for 14 years — is returning to Comedy Central’s late night lineup. He’ll be in charge of the upcoming Minority Report, the show that will replace The Colbert Report. That sounds like a pretty promising sign.
The Daily Beast says that Barbara Walters was “enthusiastic” about »
- Lyle Masaki
Rory Albanese did not stray from Comedy Central for long. Less than a year after The Daily Show showrunner departed after a 14-year tenure with the broadcast, he's heading back to the cable network to lead The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore. Comedy Central's 11:30 p.m. follow-up to the exiting Colbert Report will reunite Albanese and Daily Show correspondent Wilmore. Story Larry Wilmore Talks 'Minority Report,' 'Black-ish' Albanese departed The Daily Show after four seasons as showrunner, inking a development deal with Warner Bros. TV, where he briefly developed a comedy with CBS. Set to
- Michael O'Connell
A few months back, I reported that James Mangold (The Wolverine) was set to direct an adaptation of John D. MacDonald's "The Deep Blue Goodbye." At the time, I noted that based on the description of the book's title character Travis McGee, it sounded like a good gig for Matthew McConaughey.
Here's my description of the character, who would become the protagonist for several more adaptations if Hollywood can successfully launch him with Deep Blue Goodbye:
"The character is described as something of a beach bum in Florida that lives on his houseboat, The Busted Flush, and doesn't do much of anything until he needs money. When he needs to make some cash, he does for-hire jobs helping people get back their missing property as a "salvage consultant," helps and seduces women along the way, and gets himself into various misadventures while on assignments."
Sounds like it would require someone who has the charming, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Circling through various stages of development for some time, it looks like John D. MacDonald’s best-selling series is finally about to make it to the big screen, with Christian Bale eyeing the lead in The Deep Blue Goodbye.
The 1964 novel is the first of twenty-one in the Travis McGee series, and has previously had the likes of Oliver Stone and Paul Greengrass in the director’s chair, as well as Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead.
DiCaprio is still on board as a producer, but talks have commenced with Christian Bale to star as the hero, Travis McGee. And though there’s no offer yet, Bale is reported to have agreed to star, and an offer is expected shortly.
James Mangold, coming off the back of helming The Wolverine, has just closed his deal to direct, and DiCaprio will be producing alongside Jennifer Davisson Killoran (The Ides of March, Out of the Furnace »
- Kenji Lloyd
Update: TheWrap adds that Taylor Kitsch, coming off strong reviews in HBO’s The Normal Heart, is also primed to snag a coveted lead role in True Detective. He’s apparently in contention with On the Road actor Garrett Hedlun but currently has the edge. TheWrap’s report also states that HBO was intent on landing a movie star, someone “rugged and gritty,” for the part Farrell ultimately received.
Original: At long last, the pieces are falling into place for the second season of HBO’s brilliant, game-changing True Detective, with word that Colin Farrell (In Bruges) is being eyed for one of four lead roles in the Nic Pizzolatto-created and scripted anthology series.
Deadline’s Mike Fleming has the scoop, saying that he can confirm Farrell is “deep in negotiations” to join the cast of the second season, which will begin filming later this year and is due »
- Isaac Feldberg
ex·tant [ˈekstənt,ekˈstant/ ]
1. (especially of a document) still in existence; surviving.
There, now you’ll be the talk of the office at the water cooler tomorrow.
Much of this summer’s TV buzz has circulated around Extant, the Halle Berry sci-fi vehicle premiering July 9 on CBS. With the heft of Steven Spielberg on board as producer and the summer’s eeriest premise, the thriller promised to be a gleaming light of television narrative and originality during what can be typically the trashiest weeks of TV. So, now that we’ve blasted off into space with Berry—how did it do? »
- Marc Snetiker
Halle Berry isn’t the only high-profile get in Extant, CBS’ futuristic drama about an astronaut who returns pregnant after a year-long mission in space. The drama is produced by Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment. Here, Spielberg talks about discovering the script, and the drama’s futuristic elements that aren’t entirely out of the realm of possibility, before the show premieres tonight at 9 p.m. Et.
Steven Spielberg: No, not really. My first thought was »
- Lynette Rice
Many of you may have heard by now, the rumors floating around about Robert Pattinson being considered to play Dr. Jones in some sort of new Indiana Jones reboot for Disney/Lucasfilm. While our own sources have raised some eyebrows at the idea, this got our staff to discussing how Disney should move forward with the Indiana Jones franchise, and potentially reboot it. Come inside to see our contributors’ thoughts on the subject and add in your own!
First, let’s talk about this rumor. Over the last couple months, a pair of names have been associated with a new take on Indiana Jones, to lead the franchise into a new generation. The first rumor pegged Bradley Cooper as a possibility, and the latest says that Robert Pattinson may be taking over. Neither of these have jived with previous rumors that Harrison Ford desperately wants to do another Indiana Jones film, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
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