9 items from 2015
Remaking a classic foreign film can make any true movie fan shudder. What's the point if original was so good in the first place? Remaking a recent Academy Award winner for Foreign Language Film is almost worse. After Stx Entertainment released the first trailer for the Hollywood version of "The Secret in Their Eyes" we may have have to reconsider those initial judgements. Written and directed by Billy Ray ("Captain Phillips," "Breach"), this new version of the 2009 Argentinian art house hit looks much more like an "inspired by" endeavor than a straight adaptation. The original took place over 25 years and the political context of the different eras in Argentinian history were a key part of the movie's compelling mystery. Ray's version looks much more like a straight up revenge tale (or at least that's what Stx is selling) and makes us wonder if the twist that so delightfully stunned audiences »
- Gregory Ellwood
It takes a certain kind of responsibility to carry a badge and a gun. In law enforcement, one must trust in their own moral compass enough to remain impartial and just – even when the circumstances of a particular crime are deeply, devastatingly personal. That’s the dilemma faced by Julia Roberts in this fall’s remake Secret in Their Eyes – an FBI investigator, she’s suddenly faced with her worst nightmare when someone found savagely murdered in a dumpster turns out to be her own daughter. The first trailer for the star-laden thriller fully imparts the horror of her situation.
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman co-star as the investigator’s partner and presiding district attorney, respectively, both of whom agonize over being forced to let the suspected killer walk free. Neither can let it go – and 13 years later, the partner comes back to the case, having gathered what he believes »
- Isaac Feldberg
A star-studded remake of the Oscar-winning Argentinian thriller, also starring Nicole Kidman, has Roberts out for revenge against the man who killed her daughter
But with a stellar cast and Billy Ray, the director of Shattered Glass and Breach, on board, it might not be the disaster that many expected. The first trailer for the remake has landed and has Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts as FBI investigators working with their Da supervisor, played by Nicole Kidman.
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- Benjamin Lee
The original The Secret in Their Eyes Juan Jose Campanella won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film, swept the Argentinian equivalent of the Oscars, and now sits comfortably in the IMDb Top 250. Though it didn’t make our list of Top 10 Foot Chases, it has one of the best long takes around and was an incredible mix of romance, suspense, and revenge.
Six years later an American remake has arrived from Billy Ray (Breach, Shattered Glass) starring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and the first trailer looks promising. I would’ve never guessed Julia would ever take the role of the hardened detective out for revenge, but here she is. Here’s the full synopsis:
A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators – Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman) – is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess »
- Brian Welk
Stx Entertainment has released a new trailer for the upcoming thriller Secret in Their Eyes. Based on the 2009 Argentine film of the same name, the movie stars Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor as FBI agents Jess and Ray, respectively, whose lives are turned upside down when Jess’ daughter is found murdered, for seemingly no reason. Years later, their inability to bring the killer to justice still haunts Ray—until he finds a new lead that may prove integral to catching the murderer and giving his colleague (and himself) some peace. The dramatic thriller is the third directorial effort from Billy Ray, who previously wrote and helmed Shattered Glass and Breach but is best known for penning the screenplays for films like The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips. I’ve not seen the original Secret in Their Eyes so I can only speak to Ray’s iteration, but the film looks »
- Adam Chitwood
The first trailer and pictures for Secret in Their Eyes, the English-language remake of the Oscar winning foreign language film has arrived. Directed by Billy Ray (Breach) and starring and impressive cast led by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman, the pic is set to release in theaters on Oct. 23. The story centers on a retired legal counselor who writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. Check out the trailer below. A tight-knit team of rising FBI investigators - Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman) - is suddenly torn apart when they discover that Jess's teenage daughter has been brutally and inexplicably murdered. Now, thirteen years later, after obsessively searching every day for the elusive killer, »
- Brad Brevet
Today we have the first photo from the upcoming "The Secret in Their Eyes" remake, starring Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Dean Norris. Check it out below. Plot: A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later. The new movie is an English language remake of the 2009 movie "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," which won the Oscar for best foreign film. The remake is set to hit theaters on October 23rd. Billy Ray (Breach) directed. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
UK music festival Creamfields has never been one to skimp on their lineup, and 2015 looks to be no different. Taking place at Daresbury Estate on August 28-30, the event boasts over 100 acts across multiple stages hosted by the likes of Armada, Revealed, Size and more.
With names like Above & Beyond, Avicii, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Martin Garrix and more all set to headline, rest assured that this year’s Creamfields is going to be absolutely massive. Tickets for the fest go on sale this Friday at 10am over on the official website, and they will most definitely sell out.
Check out the full lineup below and let us know what you think. Will you be attending this year? Sound off below!
Friday 28th August
Rebel Sound Arena
Rebel Sound w/ Chase & Status, David Rodigan and Shy FX
Sigma ft. Justyce
Dimension B2B »
- Matt Joseph
The urge to remake successful foreign films as Hollywood movies continues, with the news that Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under The Dome) is joining the powerhouse cast of The Secret In Their Eyes. The original, 2009 Argentinian film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and was directed by Juan Jose Campanella (House).
This U.S version of the story will also be adapted from the source novel by writer-director Billy Ray. As a director, Ray previously helmed the thriller Breach, and his literary adaptation skills have been demonstrated particularly by his last three projects – State Of Play, The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips. While synopsis reports of The Secret In Their Eyes are slightly conflicting, it does seem clear that the new version will differ from the book somewhat in its premise.
The original story saw a former judiciary employee and a judge recount their unsuccessful attempts to solve a brutal crime, »
- Sarah Myles
9 items from 2015
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