20 items from 2015
From the festival circuit to your couch on a lazy Thursday afternoon.
While the film hit theaters (to tepid responses by critics) overseas, it had yet to open in American theaters. It was also in the midst of controversy after The Weinstein Company and director Olivier Dahan fought of cuts. Deadline mentions that it is unclear whether Lifetime will use the cut by Dahan or Weinstein’s. The director’s cut was used in the premiere at Cannes.
In an interview with Deadline at Sundance this year, Harvey Weinstein hinted at the possibility that the film could find life on TV rather than a theatrical run. “The script we signed on for was like The King’s Speech, »
- Zach Dennis
Watson stars in the thriller as Angela Gray, a young girl who accuses her father of a horrible crime in 1990.
However, as Detective Bruce Kenner (Hawke) investigates the case, it appears Angela's father has no memory of the accusation.
As a psychologist is bought in to help uncover forgotten events, a much bigger mystery is unveiled.
Regression is released in UK cinemas on August 28, 2015. »
You may recall that Regression was on our list of "2015 Movies That Need to Be on Your Radar." The reason it was on there was simple: Alejandro Amenábar (Thesis, Open Your Eyes, The Others, The Sea Inside) has yet to make a bad movie, and Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson meant the cast was sure to be reliable as well. But when we put Regression on that list, we hadn't seen a trailer, or even stills, from the movie. We were going off the talent involved and the vague premise that it was about a father who is facing jail for committing a crime he has no memory of. Now that we've seen the actual trailer, it's rocketed even further up our list of most anticipated 2015 movies. We were looking forward to it, sure, but we were expecting a crime...
- Peter Hall
Today we have an international trailer for the upcoming "Regression" thriller, starring Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson. Check it out below. Plot: Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery. The new movie is written and directed by Alejandro Amenabar (The Others) and is set to hit theaters on August 28th. Trailer: »
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- Christopher Campbell
Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar, who directed Open Your Eyes, The Sea Inside, and The Others, goes back to dark atmospheres once again with Regression, which stars Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke. (You’ve seen the picture above, so you probably knew that.) We find their characters in Minnesota in 1990, where Watson’s character accuses her father and others of coercing […]
- Russ Fischer
From the get go, Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar has dabbled with the dark. Be it obsession in Open Your Eyes, one man fighting for the right to die in The Sea Inside or a woman being haunted by ghosts in The Others. Agora was a slightly different beast but Amenábar is returning to his early roots and unleashing, in what I assume will be a very controlled way, terror in Regression.
The movie stars Emma Watson as a young woman who claims to have been abused by her father who says he has no memory of the events but still pleads guilty to the crime. Ethan Hawke plays a cop who is investigating the case. Seems like pretty straight forward stuff until you factor in black masses and possible cult activities which reach well beyond the small [Continued ...] »
Alejandro Amenábar delivered one of the most haunting ghost stories of this century with 2001’s The Others, so it’s fair to say that his upcoming thriller Regression is already on many critics’ lists of films to watch out for this year.
Starring Ethan Hawke (currently Oscar-nominated for Boyhood) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower actress Emma Watson, the film follows a detective investigating a young woman who has accused her father of unspeakable crimes. Today sees the release of the first English-language teaser for Regression, following yesterday’s Spanish preview, and it definitely looks like a film to watch out for.
The moody visuals and suspenseful use of a ticking metronome make this a chilling, if not all that insightful, first look at the thriller, which seems to involve a cult made up of lots of creepy old people. Though there have been more than a fair share »
- Isaac Feldberg
Yesterday we got our first, Spanish-dubbed look at Alejandro Amenábar's "Regression," and we figured it wouldn't be too long until the English version surfaced. And indeed, twenty-four hours later, you can now get a full feeling for what "The Sea Inside" and "The Others" filmmakers has coming with his latest film, plus a few new pieces of promo material as well. Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke star in this moody, '90s-set thriller about a detective investigating the case of a young woman who accuses her father of a horrific crime. When the father confesses, a psychologist is brought in to dig deeper. What he discovers is something even more far-reaching. And yes, this teaser is pretty creepy stuff, and we like everyone involved, so fingers crossed this one lives up to the promise. "Regression" arrives on August 28th. [Styd] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Alejandro Amenábar, the filmmaker behind tense debut Thesis, surreal thriller Open Your Eyes (later remade as Vanilla Sky) and fantastic Nicole Kidman creeper The Others is returning to genre with an eerie-looking, 1990-set thriller involving cover-ups and cults. See the first trailer for Regression. Starring Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis and Emma Watson, Regression “tracks detective Bruce Kenner (Hawke) as he investigates…
The post Regression Trailer has an Eerie Rhythm appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
I don’t know about you, but I love that Ethan Hawke has become somewhat of a genre “Scream King” in recent years. Up next, he and Emma Watson star in Alejandro Amenábar’s (The Others) Regression, and on tap for you… Continue Reading →
- John Squires
So, it's Spanish-dubbed, but the international teaser trailer for "Regression" still makes this film look pretty damn freaky. Amenábar returns to the genre stomping grounds of "Abre Los Ojos" (remade into "Vanilla Sky") and "The Others" in this thriller about a detective (Hawke) whose investigation of a young girl's (Watson) gravely serious accusations against her father (David Dencik) unearths a powerfully scary conspiracy. Hawke's Detective Bruce Kenner is aided by a psychologist (David Thewlis) who performs regression therapy on the father, also uncovering more unhappy memories. On board the creative team are "Pacific Rim" production designer Carol Spier, "The Last Days" Dp Daniel Aranyo and VFX supervisor Felix Berges ("The Impossible"). "Regression" doesn't hit Us theaters until August 28th, 2015 via TWC-Dimension. But then again, we've waited this long. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Director Alejandro Amenabar made a name for himself in Hollywood with the 2001 ghost story The Others with Nicole Kidman. Since then, he has made the critically acclaimed The Sea Inside with Javier Bardem and the underseen Agora with Rachel Weisz. Now, he is back with a new horror film, Regression, starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke. At first glance, Regression looks like the same horror flicks Ethan Hawke has been making in recent years like Sinister and The Purge. This Spanish »
- Alex Maidy
Alejandro Amenabar's Regression is one of my Top 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015. The psychological thriller stars Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke and centers on Detective Bruce Kenner (Hawke) who's investigating the case of young Angela (Watson), whom has accused her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery. Amenabar is known for The Others and The Sea Inside and while his last film, Agora, was a bit of a mess I'm really hoping he delivers with this one. Just below is the first international trailer to arrive. Dimension is currently planning an August 28 release. yt id="_t99MPCAo_c" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
A '90s-set thriller starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke, and directed by Alejandro Amenábar? Okay, it's not something we expected, but it is something we're looking forward to. When Amenabar is on his game, he can't be beat. And if this turns out to be even in the same orbit as his terrific ghost story/thriller “The Others,” we're in for a treat. Today the first international teaser has arrived for "Regression," setting the mood for the upcoming picture. The story revolves around a detective investigating the case of a young woman who accuses her father of a horrific crime. When the father confesses, a psychologist is brought in to dig deeper and what he discovers is something even more far-reaching. For now, all we have is the Spanish language dub, but hopefully a domestic version arrives soon. Either way, the atmosphere looks pretty great and this has certainly piqued our curiosity. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Harvey Weinstein is one of the most powerful, outspoken, and controversial men in Hollywood. The studio executive who launched Miramax and The Weinstein Company is a passionate film lover, a master promoter, a ruthless Oscar campaigner, and just about everything else you need to be in order to make it to the top in the business. Even if you find what he does unscrupulous or the content he produces not very good, it is hard not to admire the man for how successful he has made himself, no matter how frustrating it might be. Weinstein recently had a chat with Deadline, covering a wide variety of topics from the Netflix series "Marco Polo" to the troubles with the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of Finding Neverland to Oscar campaigning to his reputation of recutting films, giving him the nickname "Harvey Scissorhands." I had no idea the Weinsteins were behind "Marco Polo »
- Mike Shutt
I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such »
- Brad Brevet
Here’s a brief synopsis of the movie…
Christine (Nicole Kidman, The Others) wakes up next to a man (Colin Firth, The Kings Speech) she does not recognise. Panic stricken, he slowly explains that he is her husband, and that she suffered a terrible accident that has given her amnesia. Every morning, Christine wakes up a stranger, and every night her memories fade into nothing. With the help of Dr Nasch (Mark Strong, The Imitation Game), Christine is trying to regain her memory. That is, until one day, when new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her, and what really happened to her on the day of her accident.
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- Oli Davis
Just watched the trailer for "The Lazarus Effect" (watch it above), and I'm happy to report that its No. 5 placement on my ranked list of 2015 horror movies so far appears to be justified. At the very least, I predict a serviceable contemporary spin on "Flatliners," with a side of "Pet Semetary" thrown in for good measure. Do not screw with science, y'all. Oh, but wait, there's more! Because I'm a sick person who's watched too many horror movies, my mind was positively buzzing with visual references as I watched this. Below are five other movies (plus one book!) the "Lazarus Effect" trailer reminded me of. "The Others" The part where brought-back-from-the-dead Olivia Wilde is under the sheet conjured up this creepy "I am your daughter" scene from the 2001 chiller starring Nicole Kidman. "Event Horizon" Ollivia Wilde has the blackest eyes...just like Sam Neill's dead wife in this worse-than-you-remember Paul W.S. Anderson sci-fi. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Madrid — Having distributed “Spanish Affair,” the biggest Spanish hit of 2014 and indeed of all time with a €56.2 million ($67.4 million) box office gross, Universal Pictures International Spain is betting on potentially one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Spanish film of this year: Alejandro Amenabar’s “Regression.”
Starring Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson, “Regression” will bow in the U.S. by TWC-Dimension on Aug. 28 and will be released in Spain by Uip this fall. It is sold internationally by FilmNation Entertainment.
Also written by Amenabar, “Regression” marks his return to the mystery-suspense genre: Set in Minnesota in 1990, the film stars Hawke as detective Bruce Kenner, investigating the case of young Angela (Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime.
- John Hopewell
20 items from 2015
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