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Good Kill review

9 April 2015 5:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ethan Hawke stars in Good Kill, a drama-thriller from Gattaca director Andrew Niccol. Here's Ryan's review of a gripping film...

Writer-director Andrew Niccol is best known for his contribution to the sci-fi genre: In Time, the classic Gattaca and the elegant script for Peter Weir’s The Truman Show to name a few.

Good Kill isn’t a science fiction film, but its premise could easily come from a dystopian novel - or a darkly prophetic story by Philip K Dick.

Ethan Hawke plays Major Thomas Egan, a veteran pilot who controls unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones, as they’re often dubbed by the media) as they circle the skies of the Middle East. At the orders of those higher up the command chain, these drones can strike targets from 10,000km in the air - so high that someone on the ground could look up and not even see the craft gliding above them. »

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Andrew Niccol interview: Good Kill, drones, Lord Of War

9 April 2015 5:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We chat to writer-director Andrew Niccol about his drama-thriller Good Kill, its drone warfare premise, Lord Of War and more...

Since his feature filmmaking debut began in 1997, writer-director Andrew Niccol has made diverse movies united by similar themes. Many of them deal with the way technology either impacts us in the present or will affect us in the future. More still meditate on social injustice.

Good Kill shares the concerns and thought-provoking tone of Niccol's best films, such as The Truman Show (which he wrote, and Peter Weir directed), In Time, Lord Of War and his masterpiece, Gattaca. Set in 2010, it's about the experiences of Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke) - a distinctly 21st century brand of soldier. Once an adept pilot, he now clocks into work at a military base just outside Las Vegas, sits in an office chair, and launches aerial drone strikes over Afghanistan and other countries in the Middle East. »

- ryanlambie

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Gattaca: looking back at Andrew Niccol’s Sf masterpiece

8 April 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Good Kill in UK cinemas this week, Ryan looks back at writer-director Andrew Niccol’s classic sci-fi debut, 1997's Gattaca...

It’s all there in that swooning opening music: Gattaca isn’t just another sleek film about the future. The feature debut of New Zealand-born director Andrew Niccol, the smart, elegant, intensely moving Gattaca may just be his finest film to date.

The film introduces us to Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke), who’s in the process of a carrying out a painstaking daily ritual: shaving every stray hair from his body, exfoliating his skin and burning the material left behind - it’s as though Vincent’s treating himself as a crime scene.

Vincent lives in a future where genetic profiling has divided society into Valids - those whose DNA has been fettled to perfection by scientists before birth - and In-valids - those conceived naturally, with all potential genetic flaws it involves. »

- ryanlambie

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Indie Producer Christopher Eberts Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Money-Laundering

3 April 2015 4:14 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Christopher Eberts, a former Hollywood studio executive and independent producer, has pleaded guilty to fraud and money-laundering charges brought by the U.S. attorney in Peoria, Illinois, according to a legal filing entered before the U.S. District Court on March 26. Eberts, 49, had been indicted in 2013 by a grand jury in Illinois on 10 courts of wire fraud and three counts of money-laundering. The government claimed that Eberts — who got producing credits on several movies between 1999 and 2009, including The Punisher and Lord of War — took over $615,000 from a retired firefighter, Jeff Elliott

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New trailer and TV spot for Good Kill starring Ethan Hawke

23 March 2015 4:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month a new trailer and TV spot have arrived online for Andrew Niccol’s upcoming drone pilot drama Good Kill, which sees the director re-teaming with Gattaca and Lord of War star Ethan Hawke. Check them out below after the official synopsis…

Good Kill tells the story of a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot (Ethan Hawke), who fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife (January Jones) and kids in the suburbs for the other half. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end?

Good Kill opens on April 10th, with a cast that also includes Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek Into Darkness), Jake Abel (The Lovely Bones) and X-Men: First Class stars January Jones and Zoe Kravitz.

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- Gary Collinson

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Watch: New Trailer for Ethan Hawke Drone Warfare Drama ‘Good Kill’

21 March 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The first official U.S. trailer for the drone warfare movie “Good Kill” finds Ethan Hawke tormented by a remote war.

Combat now unfolds like a video game as Hawke — a former Air Force pilot with six tours of duty under his belt — works eight hours a day fighting the Taliban by remote control from an air-conditioned bunker. He soon begins to question the ethics of dropping bombs from the safety of his post in Las Vegas.

“Don’t ask me if it’s a just war,” his commander (played by Bruce Greenwood) says. “It’s just war.”

The movie from IFC Films reunites Hawke with his “Gattaca” and “Lord of War” director, Andrew Niccol. The film also stars January Jones, Zoe Kravitz and Jake Abel.

Good Kill,” which debuted at the Venice Film Festival, hits theaters on May 15.

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- Maane Khatchatourian

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New Trailer for Ethan Hawke's Good Kill Film

21 March 2015 3:45 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Good Kill" drama, reuniting Ethan Hawke and his "Gattaca" and "Lord of War" director Andrew Niccol. Check it out below. Plot: The story focuses on a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot (Hawke), who fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife (January Jones) and kids in the suburbs for the other half. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he's killing? Is he fighting a war without end? The new movie is set to hit select theaters on May 15th. Trailer: »

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'Good Kill' Trailer Sends Ethan Hawke on a Drone Mission

20 March 2015 6:18 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After two international trailers, we finally have the first domestic trailer for Good Kill. The film reunites Gattaca and Lord of War director Andrew Niccol with actor Ethan Hawke for the story of a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot who fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife (January Jones) and kids in the suburbs. But now, the pilot is starting to question his mission.

In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game, only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned bunker in the Nevada desert. But as he yearns to get back in the cockpit of a real plane and becomes increasingly troubled by the collateral damage he causes each time he pushes a&#160button,&#160Egan's nerves-and his relationship with his wife begin to unravel. »

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Watch: Drone Warfare Plagues Ethan Hawke in Heart-Pounding 'Good Kill' Trailer

20 March 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Ethan Hawke Talks Drone Warfare in Clips from Tiff Talks IFC Films has released the first official U.S. trailer for Andrew Niccol's drone warfare drama "Good Kill." The film premiered in competition for the Golden Bear at the Venice Film Festival and also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Fresh off his Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for "Boyhood," Ethan Hawke steps into the role of an Air Force pilot who comes to miss the contact of combat when he's relegated to flying drones. Forced to fight using nothing but a remote controller for 12 hours a day, the pilot begins to question his mission as Niccol examines the psychology behind some of modern warfare's most instrumental procedures.  "Good Kill" marks Niccol's first film since the disastrous Ya-adapted "The Host" in 2013, though something about the timely and dramatic premise seems much more suited for the »

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Ethan Hawke Questions Drone Missions Us Trailer for 'Good Kill'

20 March 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"This ain't PlayStation. We are killing people." After a couple trailers for the international release of Andrew Niccol's timely drone thriller Good Kill surfaced a couple months ago, the film has finally locked down a summer release date in May. And with that comes the first Us trailer for the film, showing a little more of the struggle Ethan Hawke has as a fighter pilot forced to adapt to technology and become a drone pilot. But being detached from the war physically doesn't mean there's no psychological torture for the killing these pilots do from a control room. This looks like a timely but straightforward drama. Watch it! Here's the first Us trailer for Andrew Niccol's Good Kill from ComingSoon: Good Kill is written and directed by Andrew Niccol (In Time, Lord of War, Gattaca). A fighter pilot turned drone pilot (Ethan Hawke), based out of Las Vegas, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Watch: Ethan Hawke Drones On In New Trailer And TV Spot For 'Good Kill'

20 March 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

War movies have never been short on morally conflicted characters, but in this modern age, the psychic toll of death can be felt from thousands of miles away. Modern warfare is less about pulling the trigger than pushing a button, with high tech weapons allowing battles to be raged on computer screens. And it eats at the core of Ethan Hawke's character in the new trailer for "Good Kill."  Directed by Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca," "Lord Of War"), and co-starring January Jones, Bruce Greenwood and Zoe Kravitz, the story follows an Air Force major who now conducts his missions overseas with drones, but wrangles with the morality of making life and death decisions abroad while comfortably sitting on U.S. soil. It's a movie that's a bit uneven and that unfortunately doesn't quite stick the landing, with our review noting that there is probably "a more depressing and but far »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Gorgeous Supercut Puts Together The First And Final Frames Of Films From Kubrick, Malick, Fincher, And More

19 March 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jacob T. Swinney is back at it. This time, the prolific supercut editor analyzes 55 films, comparing their first frames to their last. Although the results aren’t unanimous, it’s fascinating to see over four dozen films’ bookends analyzed this way. Swinney hasn’t set out to prove one sole concrete rule in filmmaking, but the patterns they call out are definitely worth further consideration. For example, it’s an old saying that “movies end where they began.” No matter what happens over the course of the 90-120 minutes in between the opening and closing credits, films often conclude by returning (their protagonist, another character, or even just the visuals) to the first location or image to appear on screen. “We Need to Talk About Kevin” (at 1:33) offers a particularly strong juxtaposition between the first shot and the last. “Shame," “The Godfather Part II,” “Cast Away,” and “Lord of War »

- Zach Hollwedel

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Watch: Fascinating, Side-by-Side Examination of the First and Final Frames from 55 Films

17 March 2015 9:43 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Editor Jacob T. Swinney has created a fascinating five minute video featuring the first and final shots from 55 different films. In some cases we can attempt to draw meaning from what we're seeing and in others there doesn't appear to be much rhyme or reason, but that in itself can offer a window into what the director was attempting to achieve. My only complaint with the video is the fact Swinney didn't include the film titles in the actual video, opting instead to list them in the film's description. While the majority of the images are recognizable enough, I did find myself looking at the descriptions here and there, taking me out of the video for a second and ultimately causing me to have to pause the video overall. Not a major complaint, just more a compliment in fact to the engrossing nature of what was created. I personally find the images of Birdman, »

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Ten Best: Nicolas Cage roles

26 February 2015 3:29 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Cult favourite Nicolas Cage has carved out an eclectic and brilliant career spanning the decades and across genres, with forays into action, drama and comic book adaptations to name but a few. To celebrate the release of his latest film, Dying of the Light, out on Blu-ray and DVD from the 2nd March 2015 courtesy of Signature Entertainment, we take a look back at some of his greatest roles.

Dying of the Light (2015)

This brilliant thriller, directed by Paul Schrader and executive produced by cinematic wunderkind Nicolas Winding Refn, stars Cage as Evan Lake, a desk-bound Langley CIA agent, forced into retirement by signs of early onset dementia. At the same time he discovers that his former nemesis, Jihadist Muhhamed Banir (Alexander KarimZero Dark Thirty, TV’s Tyrant), is not dead as has been assumed for the last two decades, but alive and receiving experimental medical treatment. Banir’s exact »

- Phil Wheat

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Ethan Hawke featured on new poster for drone drama Good Kill

7 February 2015 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Empire, we’ve got a new UK quad poster for Good Kill, the upcoming drone pilot drama from director Andrew Niccol, which sees him reteaming with Gattaca and Lord of War star Ethan Hawke

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Good Kill

Good Kill tells the story of a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot (Ethan Hawke), who fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife (January Jones) and kids in the suburbs for the other half. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end?

Good Kill opens on April 10th, with a cast that also includes Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek Into Darkness), Jake Abel (The Lovely Bones) and X-Men: First Class stars January Jones and Zoe Kravitz.

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- Gary Collinson

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Ethan Hawke featured on new poster for drone drama Good Kill

7 February 2015 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Empire, we’ve got a new UK quad poster for Good Kill, the upcoming drone pilot drama from director Andrew Niccol, which sees him reteaming with Gattaca and Lord of War star Ethan Hawke

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Good Kill

Good Kill tells the story of a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot (Ethan Hawke), who fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife (January Jones) and kids in the suburbs for the other half. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end?

Good Kill opens on April 10th, with a cast that also includes Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek Into Darkness), Jake Abel (The Lovely Bones) and X-Men: First Class stars January Jones and Zoe Kravitz.

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- Gary Collinson

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Nic Cage Returns to Action as an Outcast

31 January 2015 10:55 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Nic Cage is back in the theaters this coming week, starring in Outcast.  Costarring is the seldom seen Hayden Christensen (although some think that’s a good thing). Here’s the trailer to judge for yourself.

Director:                          Nicholas Powell (directorial debut. X-Men: The Last Stand, Batman, Cinderella Man)

Writer:                               James Dormer (The Holding)

Producers:                      Alan Zhang (Waiting in Beijing), Jeremy Bolt (Shopping, Event Horizon, Resident Evil, The Dark), Christopher Milburn (An American Haunting, Getaway, Transit), Karine Martin (Magic Beyond Words: The Jk Rowling Story), Gary Hamilton (Lord of War, The Bank Job, Predestination),Ye Ying (Three Kingdoms, 14 Blades, The Four).  George Mizen (The Holding),  Léonard Glowinski (The Diving Bell & the Butterfly, Unknown, Alexander),  Xun Zhang (CJ7,  Forever Enthralled,  The Founding of A Republic)

Cast:

Nicolas Cage  (Leaving Las Vegas, National Treasure, Moonstruck)

Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones, Jumper)

Yifei Liu (The Forbidden Kingdom)

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New UK trailer for Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill

23 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new UK trailer has been released for Andrew Niccol’s drone-pilot drama Good Kill starring Ethan Hawke, and you can check it out below after the official synopsis…

Good Kill tells the story of a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot (Ethan Hawke), who fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife (January Jones) and kids in the suburbs for the other half. But the pilot is starting to question the mission. Is he creating more terrorists than he’s killing? Is he fighting a war without end?

Good Kill reunites Niccol with his Gattaca and Lord of War star Ethan Hawke, who portrays a drone pilot operating out of Las Vegas who begins to question the value of fighting in such a disconnected war. The rest of the cast includes X-Men: First Class stars January Jones and Zoe Kravitz alongside »

- Gary Collinson

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'Good Kill' Trailer: Ethan Hawke Leads a Drone Army

21 January 2015 8:36 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ethan Hawke and filmmaker Andrew Niccol reunite after collaborating on Gattaca and Lord of War in the second international trailer for Good Kill, debuting just weeks after the first footage arrived. The film tells the story of a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot (Ethan Hawke), who fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife (January Jones) and kids in the suburbs for the other half. But the pilot is starting to question the mission.

Is he creating more terrorists than he's killing? Is he fighting a war without end? One soldier's tale with epic implications. Good Kill is a visually stunning exploration of how a man's psychological, emotional and moral boundaries are challenged by the realities of 21st century warfare. The film initiates an important dialogue about the current techniques used in modern war, and in the same vein as The Hurt Locker »

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Watch: Gamers Are Recruited for War in UK Trailer for 'Good Kill'

21 January 2015 7:41 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"War is now a first-person shooter." Following the first trailer for Andrew Niccol's timely and relevant drone pilot thriller Good Kill, a new trailer from the United Kingdom has surfaced showing off the more personal side of the film. Ethan Hawke plays a fighter-pilot turned drone pilot operating out of Las Vegas who begins to question his mission and his integrity as he fights a war from thousands of miles away. His family life, along with his wife (January Jones) begins to feel his pain, not understanding the stress. It looks a little heavy-handed and even obvious, but the subject matter is certainly worth exploring. Watch! Here's the UK trailer for Andrew Niccol's Good Kill from Arrow Films UK: You can still watch the first international trailer for Good Kill right here. Good Kill is written and directed by Andrew Niccol (In Time, Lord of War, Gattaca). A »

- Ethan Anderton

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